Japanese shares were under pressure on Thursday, after jumping more than 2 percent in its previous session, as the yen strengthened.
Japan's benchmark index rose more than 1 percent on Thursday as China PMIs offered support and OPEC reached a deal to cut oil production on Wednesday.
Asia markets were mixed Monday, as Japan shares rose slightly in late trade after data showed exports fell less than expected in September.
Most Asia markets ended higher on Tuesday, as oil prices advanced and gaming shares retraced some of Monday's losses.
Most Asian markets closed up on Thursday after an oil rally, but India shares dropped after reports of conflict in the disputed region of Kashmir.
Asia's markets closed higher on the final day of a volatile week amid easing concerns that the U.K. would vote to exit the EU in its June 23 referendum.
Asian markets tumbled Monday as the region turned risk-off before the Brexit vote and key central bank decisions, with the Nikkei leading drops.
Asian markets closed mixed on Wednesday, but the energy sector got a boost after oil settled above $50 for the first time in nearly 11 months.
Asia markets ended up on Tuesday, taking a generally positive view of comments from Yellen and from central bank calls in Australia and India.
Markets in Asia ended mostly higher on the week's final trading day as traders awaited direction from Fed chief Janet Yellen's comments due later.
Across Asian markets, the energy plays rose as oil hit the $50-a-barrel mark for the first time since November, but broader markets were mixed.
Asia markets mostly closed higher on Wednesday, with Hong Kong leading gains and several major indexes advancing more than 1 percent each.
Asia markets closed mixed on Monday, with the Nikkei down after weak trade data, as markets adjust to a slew of comments from the Fed.
Asian markets ended mostly higher Monday, as traders digested the slew of Chinese economic data released at the weekend.
Asia markets wavered between gains and losses on Wednesday, as the yen nudged higher against the dollar and oil prices retreated.
Asia markets closed mixed on Tuesday, with the Japanese benchmark index leading gains in the region.
The yen rallied sharply and stocks tumbled Thursday after the BOJ kept monetary policy steady policy steady at a scheduled meeting.
Asia markets closed lower on Wednesday, ahead of key central bank decisions from the Fed and the Bank of Japan this week.
Asia finished mixed on Tuesday as investors took to the sidelines ahead of major central bank monetary policy decisions due later in the week.
Asia markets fell Monday across the board, with many traders likely taking to the sidelines ahead of several central bank decisions this week.