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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.
Asian equities were mixed on Tuesday ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting with China's benchmark index outperforming the region following strong data.
Asian shares were mixed on Monday following gains on Wall Street and results from the European Central Bank's stress tests.