– Japan stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Warehousing, Marine Transport and Steel sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 2.44%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T:5707), which rose 8.05% or 250.0 points to trade at 3355.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (T:4502) added 7.54% or 280.0 points to end at 3995.0 and Dentsu Inc. (T:4324) was up 6.89% or 315.0 points to 4890.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Familymart Ltd (T:8028), which fell 4.17% or 580.0 points to trade at 13330.0 at the close. Pioneer Corp. (T:6773) declined 1.54% or 1.0 points to end at 64.0 and The Chiba Bank, Ltd. (T:8331) was down 0.95% or 6.0 points to 625.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 3374 to 291 and 76 ended unchanged.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 6.58% to 29.32.

Crude oil for February delivery was up 2.06% or 0.99 to $48.95 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 2.07% or 1.18 to hit $58.24 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.59% or 7.65 to trade at $1293.45 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.31% to 108.19, while EUR/JPY rose 0.04% to 123.73.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.28% at 95.482.

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