Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.73%

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At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 1.73% to hit a new 1-month high.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Casio Computer Co., Ltd. (T:6952), which rose 12.48% or 205.0 points to trade at 1848.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Tokyu Fudosan (T:3289) added 9.35% or 46.0 points to end at 538.0 and ANA Holdings Inc (T:9202) was up 7.59% or 182.0 points to 2578.5 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Oji Holdings Corp. (T:3861), which fell 4.19% or 23.0 points to trade at 526.0 at the close. Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (T:2802) declined 2.82% or 53.5 points to end at 1844.5 and Fujifilm Holdings Corp. (T:4901) was down 2.77% or 137.0 points to 4808.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 3090 to 576 and 139 ended unchanged.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 29.80.

Crude oil for July delivery was up 0.57% or 0.19 to $33.44 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in July fell 0.09% or 0.03 to hit $35.10 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.42% or 7.25 to trade at $1728.25 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.10% to 107.72, while EUR/JPY fell 0.07% to 117.18.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 99.953.