Japan stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp, Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 255 gained 0.42% to hit a new 5-year high.
The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T:7011), which rose 6.99% or 171.0 points to trade at 2619.0 at the close. Meanwhile, T&D Holdings, Inc. (T:8795) added 4.59% or 55.0 points to end at 1254.0 and Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc. (T:8766) was up 4.45% or 235.0 points to 5511.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Trend Micro Inc. (T:4704), which fell 5.00% or 280.0 points to trade at 5320.0 at the close. Olympus Corp. (T:7733) declined 2.45% or 54.0 points to end at 2150.0 and Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (T:4519) was down 2.31% or 107.0 points to 4520.0.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2291 to 1237 and 171 ended unchanged.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 22.66.
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