Asia markets saw gains on Wednesday as investors remained cautiously optimistic about trade negotiations between the U.S. and China, which wrapped up on Wednesday after three days.
Japan's Nikkei 225 advanced 1.1 percent to close at 20,427.06 while the Topix also gained 1.1 percent to finish its trading day at 1,535.11, with almost all sectors rising.
South Korea's Kospi gained nearly 2 percent to close at 2,064.71. Shares of industry heavyweight Samsung Electronics advanced 3.94 percent and steelmaker Posco rose 4.07 percent. Shares of chipmaker SK Hynix also soared 7.43 percent.
Australia's benchmark ASX 200 rose nearly 1 percent to close at 5,778.3, with all sectors advancing. The energy subindex added 1.94 percent as oil stocks mostly gained; shares of Santos rose 1.4 percent, Woodside Petroleum higher by 2.25 percent and Beach Energy surged 5.17 percent.
The moves in the oil sector Down Under came on the back of Tuesday's strong gain in oil prices, with the rally extending into Wednesday. In the afternoon of Asian trade, international benchmark Brent crude futures gained 1.14 percent to $59.39 per barrel while U.S. crude futures advanced 1.23 percent to $50.39 per barrel.