Tokyo stocks rose slightly Monday on bargain hunting.
The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average rose 17.17 points, or 0.19 percent, from Friday to 8,924.75.
The broader Topic index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was up 2.73 points, or 0.32 percent, to 848. 30.
Gains were led by iron and steel, nonferrous metals, and auto issues. Major decliners included consumer finance, mining and food issues.
The stocks traded in negative territory most of the day, rebounding only in the end of the trading hours.
On the First Section, advancing issues outnumbered declining ones 991 to 588, with 119 others remaining unchanged.
Trading volume on the main section came to 2,268.51 million shares, down from Friday's 2,533.07 million.
The TSE's Second Section index was up 7.76 points, or 0.41 percent, to 1,895.32 on a volume of 30.76 million shares. On the Osaka Securities Exchange, the near-term June Nikkei 225 index futures contract was down 10 points to 8,930.