Nikkei ended 3.55 percent higher Tuesday in Tokyo.
The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average finished up 486.20 points from Thursday at 14,180.24, the highest closing level since June 18, 2008, when it closed at 14,452.82. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange rose 35.29 points, or 3.06 percent, to 1,188.57.
Japanese financial markets were closed Friday and Monday for national holidays.
The turnover was about 2,808.4 billion yen (about 28.75 billion U.S. dollars).