Japan's Nikkei share average was little changed on Wednesday, unable to extend a two-day winning run as the yen's retreat against the dollar halted and capped the broader market.
Asian stocks rose on Wednesday, joining a record-setting session for global markets as investors cheered upbeat factory activity in Europe and solid earnings on Wall Street.
The risk of a downturn in the worldwide auto industry is greater in 2017 than at any time since the 2008 financial crisis.
Japanese stocks rose on Tuesday as the weaker yen helped overall sentiment, while the paper sector outperformed on a report that a major producer intends to raise printing paper prices.
China stocks extended gains on Tuesday to close at a near three-month high, as expectations for big flows into stock markets from pension funds continued to improve risk appetite.
America, home to the largest defense contractors in the world, controls a third of all global arms exports.
Japanese shares eked out small gains on Monday in a choppy session marked by low volumes as investors stayed on the sidelines with the U.S. markets closed for a holiday.
Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Friday with the market wary of a stronger yen and financials weakened as U.S. bond yields fell after comments by a senior U.S. Federal Reserve official were viewed as relatively dovish.
Japanese stocks retreated on Thursday as a pause in the weakening of the yen gave investors an excuse to book profits, though financials extended their out-performance on rising U.S. yields.
Japan's Nikkei share average rose near six-week highs touched earlier in the week on Wednesday.
Japanese stocks fell more than 1 percent on Tuesday, with investor sentiment soured after Toshiba delayed its earnings release.
Japan's Nikkei share average rose to more than two-week highs helped by Wall Street, a weaker yen and talks between President Donald Trump and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Chinese stocks opened the week on a firm footing, while the Hong Kong market hit four-month highs thanks to capital inflows from the mainland.
The dollar rose against the yen on Monday on relief that U.S. President Donald Trump set aside tough campaign rhetoric over security and jobs in a smooth meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, with no mention of currency policy.
President Trump and Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe respond to FBN Reporter Blake Burman's questions on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement and terrorism.
When Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets on Friday with President Donald Trump, Japan's bulging automotive trade surplus will be a sore spot.
Japan's Nikkei share average soared on Friday to a two-week high, following Wall Street's lead after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would make a major tax announcement in a few weeks.
U.S. Navy Admiral William Fallon (Ret.), former Central Command commander during the Iraq War, weighs in on President Trump's China policy.
Japanese stocks fell Thursday amid continued uncertainty over U.S. economic policies and European politics.
Japan's Nikkei share average edged up on Wednesday, swinging away from earlier losses as the yen's recent rise against the dollar stalled and upbeat earnings helped shore up market sentiment.