Nikkei 225 closes up +1.03% at 18,620.75

Japanese equities firmer with weaker yen 21 April
– high 18648.28
– low 18542.42
– Topix +1.07% at 1488.58
– USDJPY 109.30 in a 00-50 range for now
Australia’s S&P/ASX200 closes up 0.66% at 5860