Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei index closed higher on Monday after Wall Street finished a positive week on an upbeat note on data showing a further ebbing of US inflation.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index climbed 0.19 percent, or 50.84 points, to end at 27,433.40, while the broader Topix index was flat, inching down 0.01 percent, or 0.26 points, to 1,982.40.