Nikkei 225 closes up +0.35% at 18,418.59

Japanese equities firmer as yen steadies weakens again 18 April
– high 18547.46
– low 18362.73
– Topix
– USDJPY 109.03 running into a few sellers again
Expect offers/res around 109.20-25 then 109.50. Demand/support 108.85 then 108.50