Japanese stocks rose in thin trading after the yen turned lower while crude rebounded from losses. Airlines led gains, while oil explorers fell the most.
The Topix index added 0.6 percent to 1,300 at the close in Tokyo, after trading in a range between gains and losses of 1 percent. Volume was 28 percent lower than the 30-day average. The Nikkei 225 Stock Average rose 0.9 percent to 16,111.05 on Monday.