At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.09% to hit a new 5-year high.
The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (T:9501), which rose 8.97% or 27.0 points to trade at 328.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (T:4519) added 5.91% or 327.0 points to end at 5862.0 and Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. (T:6504) was up 4.89% or 195.0 points to 4185.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Oji Holdings Corp. (T:3861), which fell 5.20% or 35.0 points to trade at 638.0 at the close. Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T:9107) declined 4.89% or 111.0 points to end at 2160.0 and Japan Steel Works Ltd (T:5631) was down 4.78% or 160.0 points to 3185.0.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1865 to 1702 and 183 ended unchanged.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 20.70.
Crude oil for February delivery was up 0.86% or 0.45 to $52.70 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 0.70% or 0.39 to hit $56.05 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.52% or 9.70 to trade at $1860.50 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.10% to 104.14, while EUR/JPY rose 0.07% to 126.73.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 90.352.