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Asia stocks were under pressure on Wednesday amid concerns over oil and Chinese growth, but Japanese markets continued to outperform the region.
Asia equities were mixed on Tuesday with Japan's benchmark index outperforming the region and leaping to fresh seven-year highs.
Asian equities were mixed on the first trading day of November as investors digested a raft of Chinese data.
Japanese shares outperformed Asian peers on Friday following easing measures from the Bank of Japan and updates from the world's largest pension fund.
Asian equities ended mixed on Thursday as investors reacted to the end of quantitative easing in the U.S. and the region's latest earnings.