Japan's Nikkei fell on Wednesday while other Asian shares were cautious before the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest meeting.
Japanese equities led the gains in Asia on the final trading day of the week on optimism ahead of January's U.S. jobs report.
Asian equity markets suffered heavy losses on Tuesday after weak economic data sparked fears of a slowing U.S. economy.
Asian equity markets rebounded on Wednesday after a rate hike from the Turkish central bank soothed worries over volatility in emerging markets.
Ed Rogers, CEO and CIO at Rogers Investment Advisors, discusses Japanese stocks, from banking where a drop in bond trading revenue is expected, to Nintendo and Canon.
Mainland shares pared losses on Monday following a volatile session that saw it drop 1.6 percent on fears over reforms in the IPO market.
Chinese shares outperformed on Wednesday while the rest of Asian shares fell on profit-taking and rising political tensions in the region.
Asian stocks were dealt a blow on Friday as concerns over a repeat of June's credit crunch in China overshadowed gains on Wall Street.
Asian equities were mixed on Thursday on the back of positive Chinese manufacturing data and liquidity fears in the mainland.
Japanese and Chinese equities were sold-off on Wednesday afternoon on fears of bad bank debt and tight liquidity in China.
Asian equities closed mixed in subdued trade on Tuesday as investors stayed on the sidelines before the U.S. September jobs report.
Asian equity markets outside of China rose on Tuesday on news that a bipartisan U.S. budget deal could be announced soon.
The Nikkei is reporting Canon's operating profit slid 2% so far this year to around 2.4 billion dollars. Sachiko Kishida reports.
Business sentiment among Asia's top companies deteriorated in the third quarter, ending three consecutive quarters of improving sentiment.
Asian equity markets moved off session lows on Wednesday but investors continued to take profits after recent robust gains and as U.S. support for action against Syria dampened sentiment.
Asian shares were mostly higher Friday, but gains were capped by uncertainty over the stability of emerging markets and the possibility of a military strike against Syria despite indications a delay might be in the offing.
Tweaking, or outright overhauling, a corporate logo is a risky move that could turn off customers, but over the years some of the biggest technology companies have successfully done it.
Tokyo is one of three cities in the running to host the 2020 Olympic Games and there are a number of Japanese stocks that could do well if Tokyo wins the bid.
Asian stocks declined on Thursday, as disappointing quarterly corporate earnings offset potential gains from positive global economic data.
Asian stocks closed mixed on Wednesday after HSBC's key survey of Chinese manufacturing activity fell to an eleven-month low in July, confirming signs of a further slowdown in the world's second-largest economy.