Japan’s stock benchmarks advanced to the highest levels in six weeks as the yen slid for a fourth
consecutive day and investors bet on positive earnings reports for next week.
Financial markets in Tokyo will be closed from Wednesday for national holidays.
Auto companies boosted the Topix. Yamaha Corp. surged 17 percent, dwarfing gains of all other companies on the Nikkei 225 Stock Average after it forecast record high profits.