Japanese manufacturers, rich but loath to spend it at home since the financial crisis, are now spending on equipment crucial to economic recovery.
Asian equities ended mixed on Friday following a better-than-expected U.S. employment report.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wednesday, after the publication of the ADP jobs report.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Asian stocks turned mixed on Thursday but dovish comments from the U.S. Federal Reserve managed to support sentiment.
Asian stocks turned mixed on Monday following a record high on the S&P 500 on Friday and a victory for Petro Poroshenko in Ukraine's election.
Sony said it would step up a broad restructuring to tackle bloated costs and exit some unprofitable businesses.
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 equities were mostly lower on Monday following declines on Wall Street and as tensions between Ukraine and Russia weighed on sentiment.
Asian stocks ended mixed on Thursday following mini-stimulus measures from China and positive U.S. data.
Asian stocks were mixed on Thursday as investors fretted about tougher sanctions against Russia.
Asian stock markets closed mostly lower on Tuesday following losses on Wall Street overnight and as investors fretted over Ukraine and China.
Asian stocks rose on Monday after weak Chinese data raised hopes of fresh monetary stimulus.
Asian stocks declined on Thursday after Fed Chair Janet Yellen suggested interest rate hikes could happen sooner than expected.
Shares of Japan Display plunged on their trading debut Wednesday, with analysts attributing the dismal performance to the mispricing of its stock.
Asian equity markets sold off sharply across the board on Friday amid a flight-to-safety.
Asian equity markets ended lower on Thursday due to profit-taking and as investors focused on regional earnings reports.
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.