Tokyo shares close 0.40% higher

Tokyo stocks closed 0.40 percent higher on Monday after the government's nominee to lead the Bank of Japan vowed to do "everything possible" to conquer the country's long-running deflation.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index ended 45.91 points higher at 11,652.29, while the Topix index of all first-section shares increased 0.80 percent, or 7.92 points, to 992.25.