Japanese stocks fall as yen strengthens
Japan's Nikkei share index fell more than 1% as a rise in the value of the yen hit exporters' shares.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 index closed down 1.6% at 16,596.51.
The dollar hit a one-month low against the Japanese currency, dropping to 100.17 yen from 101.25 yen in US trading.
In China, stocks opened higher on hopes that a launch date of a new trading link between Shenzhen and Hong Kong would be announced soon.
South Korea's Kospi index ended 0.1% lower at 2,047.76 as it resumed trading after a holiday on Monday.
Australia's S&P/ASX 200 also lost 0.1% to close at 5,532.00, while New Zealand's S&P/NZX 50 Index fell more than 1% to finish at 7,310.67.