Toyota Motor Corp said it will give its Japan-based workers their biggest pay raise in 21 years in the year starting in April.
Asian equities recovered modestly on Tuesday, from an acute selloff seen in the previous session fueled by brewing instability in Ukraine.
Tesla shares briefly hit a record high of $265 a share this week, before pulling back to near $250 a share.
An dip on Wall Street overnight drove most Asian equities lower on early Wednesday.
After a most choppy session, Asian stocks closed lower on the first trading day of the week.
An upbeat handover from Wall Street on Thursday inspired gains in most Asian shares on Friday.
Asian equity markets rose on Monday following a strong lead from Wall Street on Friday while investors shrugged off weak economic data from Japan.
Asian shares were mixed on Friday with Japan hitting a one-week low while the rest of the region gained on higher-than-expected Chinese inflation.
Asian equity markets ended lower on Thursday due to profit-taking and as investors focused on regional earnings reports.
Sony's major restructuring of its consumer electronics units may signal a long-awaited shakeup to break Japan Inc. out of its doldrums has begun.
Sony's plans to quit making personal computers after years of losses focus a spotlight on how it intends to fix its flagship TV division.
Asian equity markets traded mixed on Wednesday. Overnight gains on Wall Street pushed Japan and South Korea shares on a rebound.
Asian equity markets suffered heavy losses on Tuesday after weak economic data sparked fears of a slowing U.S. economy.
Political strife in Thailand, economic data out of Indonesia and a central bank meeting in Australia should take the spotlight in Asia this week.
Japanese shares fell on the final trading day of the month while the rest of Asia was little changed despite a rally on Wall Street overnight .
Asian equity markets stabilized on Tuesday following two straight sessions of sharp losses but caution prevailed ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting.
Asian equities kicked off the week with sharp losses as fears over emerging markets continued to spook investors.
Asian stocks declined on Thursday after a preliminary reading of Chinese manufacturing activity fell to a six-month low.
Asian equities were mixed on Wednesday after the Bank of Japan's policy decision.
Mainland shares dropped below the 2,000 mark for the first time in six months over liquidity fears.