Asia Markets

Japan leads Asia shares higher; Fed speakers, China reforms watched

Asian equity markets rose on Tuesday with focus turning to the last day of a key policy meeting in China and the duration of the Federal Reserve's monetary stimulus program.

Speaking to CNBC, Dallas Federal Reserve President Richard Fisher said "markets should bear in mind that this [QE] program cannot go on forever. Our balance sheet has become bloated and at some point, we will have to taper back on pace of purchases but that doesn't mean we'll stop."

Comments from Minneapolis Fed President Narayana Kocherlakota and Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart are due later on Tuesday.

(Read more: Why Asian investors should not sweat an early taper)