London: Stock markets in Asia on Wednesday started with more gains, continuing the positive lead set by the US and Europe. Wall Street and bourses across Europe have been recovering some of the ground since Britain on June 24 voted to leave the European Union, BBC reported. In Japan, the benchmark Nikkei 225 was up by 0.7 per cent to 15,436.07 points. Carmaker Toyota saw an almost 3 per cent rise despite more recalls over faulty airbags. Hong Kong's Hang Seng was up 0.4 per cent to 20,243.67 while the mainland benchmark Shanghai Composite was 0.3 per cent higher at 2,918.53. Across the rest of Asia, stock markets continued to see gains after the tumultuous losses and the uncertainty in the wake of Britain's referendum on its EU membership.