Asian markets closed slightly lower in their first session following the Federal Reserve's Wednesday announcement that it raised U.S. interest rates.
The Nikkei 225 erased early gains to slide 0.28 percent Thursday local time, closing at 22,694.45. Automakers were mostly lower, as were most blue-chip tech and banking names. Energy-related names were mostly higher.
Across the Korean Strait, the Kospi closed down 0.45 percent on profit-taking after rising more than 1 percent earlier as the rest of Asia trended lower. So-called "THAAD-related stocks" that had climbed for a second straight session gave up some of their earlier gains. Those stocks include retailers and consumer names that tend to get hit when tensions flare up between China and South Korea over Seoul's deployment of the THAAD missile defense system. Lotte Shopping edged down 0.5 percent, although LG Household jumped 1.61 percent by the end of the session.
Blue-chip tech names and automakers were also lower. Samsung Electronics finished 0.51 percent lower and Hyundai Motor slipped 0.66 percent.
Those moves came as South Korean President Moon Jae-in continued with his four-day visit to China. Business executives from major Korean corporations, including Hyundai and LG, are also taking part in the bilateral meeting.