Tokyo stocks ended 0.40 percent higher in the morning session of Monday, erasing early losses prompted by Japan's weaker-than-expected growth data.
The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average was up 56.75 points, or 0.40 percent, from Friday to 14,369.78.
The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange gained 3.73 points, or 0.32 percent, to 1,187. 55.
Gainers were led by brokerage, paper and pulp as well as utility issues, while mining, service, and oil and coal shares faced selling.