Asia markets were mixed on Monday after most were shut for Good Friday, with a weaker yen helping to bolster Japan shares.
Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 closed up 131.62 points, or 0.77 percent, at 17,134.37, while the Topix added 15.80 points, or 1.16 percent, to 1,381.85. Across the Korean Strait, the Kospi closed nearly flat at 1,982.54.
Chinese markets fell in late-afternoon trade, with the Shanghai composite reversing gains to close down 21.59 points, or 0.72 percent, at 2,957.84, while the Shenzhen composite fell 10.52 points, or 0.55 percent, to 1,874.65.
Markets in the U.S. reopen on Monday after being closed for Good Friday. Markets in the U.K., Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong remain closed today.