Asian equities were mixed on Friday ahead of the closely-watched U.S. jobs report while apprehension about Greece's bailout program also weighed on sentiment.
Higher oil prices were a bright spot for Asian traders; Brent and U.S. crude traded above $50 a barrel after rallying 5 percent overnight.
Friday's non-farm payrolls (NFP) report is expected to show the creation of 234,000 jobs in January, according to a Reuters survey of economists, versus 252,000 jobs in December. Major U.S. indices rallied 1 percent on Thursday ahead of the release.
"Give and take weather disruptions resulting in some fluctuations in month-to-month jobs data, January NFP is not going to be the pivotal game-changer; so to speak," said economists at Mizuho Bank in a note.
Meanwhile, worries about Athens remained in focus after the finance ministers of Germany and Greece openly clashed during a press conference in Berlin, failing to reach any deal to resolve the latter's financial crisis.