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Japanese shares fell 1 percent on Thursday as investors were disappointed with the lack of a Trans-Pacific Partnership deal.
Asian stocks were mixed on Wednesday as investors digested data that showed a slight improvement in Chinese factory activity.
Asian equities were mixed on Tuesday as investors were cautious about the prospect of further U.S. sanctions on Russia.
Asian shares fell on Monday with the absence of a lead from Wall Street last week due to the Easter holidays.
Asian shares were mixed on Friday in quiet trade with many regional markets shut for the Easter holidays, except for Japan, China and South Korea.
Asian stocks ended mixed on Wednesday in a choppy session with activity subdued ahead of Friday's Easter holidays.
Asian equity markets ended mostly higher on Wednesday following a better than expected growth report from the world's second biggest economy.