Japanese shares fell 1 percent on Thursday as investors were disappointed with the lack of a Trans-Pacific Partnership deal.
Asian stocks ended mixed on Wednesday in a choppy session with activity subdued ahead of Friday's Easter holidays.
Asian equities were mixed on Tuesday after data showed money supply in the world's second largest economy grew its weakest pace in more than decade.
Hewlett-Packard will outline plans to enter the commercial 3-D-printing market in June.
Asian shares were mixed on Wednesday due to caution over the Federal Reserve's policy meeting and the health of China's property market.
Majority of Asian shares reaped gains on Friday, despite trading volumes remaining thin ahead of the closely-watched U.S. nonfarm payrolls report.
Japan's Nikkei fell on Wednesday while other Asian shares were cautious before the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest meeting.
Japanese equities led the gains in Asia on the final trading day of the week on optimism ahead of January's U.S. jobs report.
Asian equity markets suffered heavy losses on Tuesday after weak economic data sparked fears of a slowing U.S. economy.
Asian equity markets rebounded on Wednesday after a rate hike from the Turkish central bank soothed worries over volatility in emerging markets.
Ed Rogers, CEO and CIO at Rogers Investment Advisors, discusses Japanese stocks, from banking where a drop in bond trading revenue is expected, to Nintendo and Canon.
Mainland shares pared losses on Monday following a volatile session that saw it drop 1.6 percent on fears over reforms in the IPO market.
Chinese shares outperformed on Wednesday while the rest of Asian shares fell on profit-taking and rising political tensions in the region.
Asian stocks were dealt a blow on Friday as concerns over a repeat of June's credit crunch in China overshadowed gains on Wall Street.
Asian equities were mixed on Thursday on the back of positive Chinese manufacturing data and liquidity fears in the mainland.
Japanese and Chinese equities were sold-off on Wednesday afternoon on fears of bad bank debt and tight liquidity in China.
Asian equities closed mixed in subdued trade on Tuesday as investors stayed on the sidelines before the U.S. September jobs report.
Asian equity markets outside of China rose on Tuesday on news that a bipartisan U.S. budget deal could be announced soon.
The Nikkei is reporting Canon's operating profit slid 2% so far this year to around 2.4 billion dollars. Sachiko Kishida reports.
Business sentiment among Asia's top companies deteriorated in the third quarter, ending three consecutive quarters of improving sentiment.