TOKYO: The Japan share market finished session higher on Thursday, 31 August 2017, as risk appetite buying strengthened on tracking an overnight rise in the Wall Street and the yen’s weakening against the dollar. Bank, wholesale and iron and steel-linked issues comprised those that gained the most by the close of play. At the close, the 225-issue Nikkei average climbed 139.70 points, or 0.72%, to 19,646.24.
The Topix index of all first-section issues finished up 9.76 points, or 0.61%, at 1,617.41. Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2003 to 1195 and 269 ended unchanged. The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 4.15% to 14.77.