Tokyo Stocks Open Up More Than 3%
The benchmark Nikkei 225 index jumped 3.42 percent or 639.04 points to 19,303.64 in early trade, while the broader Topix index was up 3.08 percent or 43.14 points at 1,442.46.
"Japanese shares are seen testing the rebound trend, encouraged by surges in US shares," Yoshihiro Ito, chief strategist at Okasan Online Securities, said in a commentary.
In the US, the Dow surged for a third straight session after the economic relief package cleared the Senate and data showed an unprecedented spike in unemployment claims.
The Dow finished up more than 1,350 points, or 6.4 percent, at 22,523.15.