Japan's Nikkei bounced around on Tuesday morning, but was mostly in the red as worries about global growth pressured financial stocks and uncertainty over a U.S.-Japan trade deal hit automakers.
The Nikkei share average, briefly up after the opening, was down 0.2 percent to 21,284.61 in midmorning trade.
Earlier, it was off 0.7 percent to a six-week low of 21,062.31. If the index falls below 20,971.93, it will be at the lowest level since March.
The broader Topix fell 1 percent to 1,573.45, the lowest level since June 2017.
Source : Reuters