At the closing bell, the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average was up 73.37 points, or 0.26%, at 28,249.24. The broader Topix index of all issues in the first section on the Tokyo Stock Exchange rose 4.24 points, or 0.22%, to 1,951.41.
Shares of Bandai Namco Holdings soared 4.1% after the game maker reported a whopping 55% year-over-year increase in video game sales for its first fiscal quarter.
Camera and office equipment maker Canon climbed 4.6% after announcing its second share buyback this year.
Automaker Suzuki Motor jumped 10.4% after supporting its full-year outlook.
CURRENCY NEWS: The dollar was firm at the lower 135 yen zone as investors bought the US unit on hopes of a further widening of the interest rate spread between Japan and the United States. United following stronger-than-expected jobs data in the world’s largest economy. As of 5 p.m., the dollar stood at 134.99-99 yen, compared to 133.26-31 yen at the same time on Friday.
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