Japanese stocks gained, where the Topix index rose for the second day in the center, before the policy meeting at the Federal Reserve Bank of tomorrow.
Rose Toyota Motor Corp., which gets 75 percent of its sales abroad, at 2 percent. Chiyoda Corp. rose 8 percent after the Bank of America Merrill Lynch upgraded the industrial plant maker.
Topix index added 2.7 percent to 1,084.72 at the close of trading in Tokyo. Trading volume was about 44 percent less than the average for 30 days before a meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee.