Japan's benchmark Topix index swung higher, backed by gains in technology and machinery shares as the yen weakened.
The Topix closed the morning session up 0.8 percent, reversing an early slide of as much as 0.7 percent, as the yen pulled back against the dollar and investors shifted their focus to ongoing trade talks between the U.S. and China. Chinese Vice Premier Liu He is slated to travel to the U.S. for further talks around the end of this month. The S&P 500 fell for only the third time this month following weak Chinese import and export data that spurred concern over slowing global economic growth.
Topix +0.8% to 1,541.90 at midday break in Tokyo. Nikkei 225 +0.9% to 20,544.64.
Source : Bloomberg