Asian shares were mostly lower on Friday as caution over U.S. jobs data overshadowed a record close on Wall Street and stimulus measures from the European Central Bank.
The U.S. May non-farm payrolls report is due later in the day, and analysts polled by Reuters expect to hear that jobs expanded by 218,000 last month, up from April's 288,000 addition. The jobless rate was projected as climbing to 6.4 percent from a more than five-year low in April.
"Faster tick data suggest that the job market recovery could have decelerated somewhat as the start-stop seasonal effects of cold weather wash out. The upshot is that the moderation in the pace of job creation is a long way off a worrying reversal. What this means is that there may be limited impact on policy," said Vishnu Varathan, senior economist at Mizuho Bank.