Japan stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Transportation Equipment, Precision Instruments and Retail sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.56%.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2134 to 1451 and 258 ended unchanged.
Crude oil for August delivery was up 0.55% or 0.39 to $71.58 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 0.43% or 0.33 to hit $76.23 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.00% or 0.05 to trade at $1,947.65 a troy ounce.
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