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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 .
*Retail investors pick up NEC, Japan Tobacco on bright forecasts. TOKYO, Jan 31- The Nikkei share average rose on Friday morning, recouping some of the previous day's steep declines as strong Japanese corporate earnings and solid growth in the United States provided welcome relief for frayed nerves.
Asian equity markets rebounded on Wednesday after a rate hike from the Turkish central bank soothed worries over volatility in emerging markets.
TOKYO, Jan 28- Japan's Nikkei average fell to a fresh two-month low on Tuesday as investors stayed cautious before the Federal Reserve's policy meeting, while suppliers to Apple Inc took a hit after the tech giant's iPhone sales and revenue forecast fell short.
Asian equities kicked off the week with sharp losses as fears over emerging markets continued to spook investors.
Asian equities were mostly lower on Tuesday with Japan's benchmark index as the region's top loser following a sell-off on Wall Street overnight.
Some of Wednesday's midday movers:
Asian stocks were mixed on Wednesday with Japan's benchmark index outperforming its peers, which traded flat despite a positive global lead.
Asian stocks ended mixed on Tuesday as weak U.S. economic data and caution ahead of this week's key risk events weighed on sentiment.
Caution dominated trade in Asia on Monday after a preliminary reading of Chinese manufacturing activity fell to a three-month low in December.
One year into Prime Minister Abe's economic revival plan, he has yet to act on his pledge to stage the nation's comeback as a global economic dynamo.
Japanese stocks snapped their three-day losing streak on Friday as the yen resumed its decline.
Asian stocks followed Wall Street lower on Thursday on speculation that the Federal Reserve could pull back on its stimulus program soon.
Asian stocks were mixed on Friday, as focus turned to the release of U.S. jobs data for clues on when the Fed could cut back its stimulus program.
Asian equity markets followed their Wall Street counterparts higher on Thursday, led by a near 2 percent rally in Japanese shares.
Asian shares kicked off the week higher after a historic deal over Iran's nuclear program bolstered risk appetite.
Asian shares were mostly higher on Friday but were off session highs by the afternoon after upbeat U.S. economic data spurred a strong risk-on rally.
Asian shares were mostly lower on Wednesday as a negative handover from Wall Street overshadowed remarks from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.
Asian shares fell on Tuesday following a negative lead from Wall Street and caution over when the Federal Reserve might reduce its stimulus program.
Asian shares followed their Wall Street peers lower as talk about a scaling back of the Federal Reserve's monetary stimulus weighed on sentiment.