Other market movers in Asia included Hong Kong's Esprit Holdings. The retailer said full-year profit for the year that ended on June 30 was expected to come in at a range between HK$50 million ($6.39 million) to HK$80 million ($10.23 million), compared with the HK$21 million ($1.53 million) seen last year. Esprit stock rose 5.56 percent by 2:45 p.m. HK/SIN.
A halt in the trade of Hong Kong-listed Wanda Hotel Development was issued Wednesday morning. In a filing to the Hong Kong Exchange, Wanda Hotel said the action was taken pending an announcement concerning a letter of intent about "possible asset restructuring." The company's stock had soared 16 percent in the Tuesday session after it clarified it did not have plans to dispose of several projects in Australia.
Oil edged down following headlines overnight that OPEC exports had increased due to higher production from Nigeria and Libya, Reuters said. Brent crude slipped 0.46 percent to trade at $51.90 a barrel and U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude slid 0.39 percent to trade at $48.98.
The dollar index, which measures the dollar against a basket of rival currencies, stood at 93.567 at 2:36 p.m. HK/SIN, off an overnight high of 93.876, but still above the 93.3 seen for most of the Tuesday session.
U.S. job openings rose by a record 6.2 million in June, exceeding hiring, according to Reuters. Market watchers took note of the data as strength in the labor market is likely to result in higher wage pressures and influence the Federal Reserve's monetary policy.
"The data keeps the Fed on track for another rate hike later this year, but with wage pressures not yet showing in higher average hourly earning, the market remains skeptical," National Australia Bank currency strategist Rodrigo Catril said in a note.
Equities stateside closed lower Tuesday following Trump's comments on North Korea.
—Reuters contributed to this report.