Equities in Asia were mixed on Tuesday as investors focused on central bank decisions in Japan and Australia.
Markets in Shanghai remained closed for holidays and will resume trade on Wednesday.
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) left interest rates steady at a record low of 2.5 percent, as widely expected, and repeated its commitment to a period of rate stability. The Bank of Japan also left monetary policy steady but revised down its assessment of industrial output.
Central banks also weighed on U.S. trade. Stocks fell on Monday as investors adopted a cautious approach before the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's last meeting on Wednesday, with the bank on track to conclude bond purchases this month.