Asain shares ended mostly higher as a weakening of the yen boosted Japanese stocks.

The Nikkei 225 gained 1.1 percent to finish at 15,929 while the Hong Kong Hang Seng inched up 0.3 percent 20,504. The Shanghai SSE slid 0.3 percent to end at 3,024.

Fast Retailing gained 0.4 percent to finish at 26,915 yen while Esprit rose 0.3 to end at 6.80 Hong Kong dollars.

Shiseido slipped 0.04 percent to end at 2,394 yen, while Onward Holdings lost 0.1 percent to end at 775 Hong Kong dollars.

On its second day of trade on the Hong Kong stock exchange after its IPO, Hypebeast rose 8.6 percent to close at 1.14 Hong Kong dollars.