Tokyo shares ended sharply higher Monday on bargain-hunting after a five-day decline.
The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average rocketed 132.78 points, or 0. 88 percent, higher from Friday to end at 15,296.82.
The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was up 10.27 points, or 0.82 percent, at 1, 265.46.
Gainers were led by utility, rubber products and precision machinery shares.
The turnover was about 1,545.7 billion yen (about 15.24 billion U.S. dollars).