Major Asian markets closed modestly higher Friday after wavering between gains and losses, although major indexes in Australia and Japan posted weekly losses.
In Japan, the benchmark Nikkei 225 closed up 59.81 points, or 0.36 percent, at 16,545.82 on Friday, posting a weekly decline of 2.21 percent. The Topix added 4.88 points, or 0.38 percent, to 1,295.67.
The Japanese yen briefly strengthened as high as 99.84 against the dollar, before retreating to levels near 100.21 in the afternoon. On Thursday, the yen climbed as high as 99.62 during Asian hours.
But the currency's relative weakness compared with Thursday's session helped support shares of major exporters, with Toyota closing up 2.14 percent, Honda adding 3.53 percent and Mazda gaining 2.32 percent.
Across the Korean Strait, the Kospi closed near flat at 2,056.24, posting a 0.28 percent weekly gain.
In Australia, the benchmark ASX 200 gained 18.86 points, or 0.34 percent, to 5,526.68, with all but one sector finishing up. The energy sub-index was down 0.57 percent. For the week, the index lost nearly 0.1 percent.
In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index was down 0.22 percent in late-afternoon trading.
The modestly positive session in Asia followed a higher finish stateside amid rising oil prices. Oil received a boost in sentiment on further news suggesting OPEC and other major exporters could consider a deal to tackle the global oversupply. That sent oil futures climbing more than 2 percent on Thursday.