Asia-Pacific stocks mostly rose on Thursday as investors awaited the release of US inflation data for May.
In Japan, the Nikkei 225 regrouped 97.76 points, or 0.3%, to 28,958.56 points.
The Japanese yen is trading at 109.50 per US dollar, down from 109.2 against the US dollar seen earlier this week.
In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng fell 3.75 points to 28,738.88.
These steps were taken before the release of data on consumer inflation in the United States. The May US CPI, which is released at 8:30 am ET Thursday, is expected to post headline inflation at 4.7%, the fastest pace since 2008.
The Australian dollar changed hands at $ 0.7731, having recently fallen from $ 0.776.
In other markets
In Shanghai, the CSI 300 index added 35.01 points, or 0.7%, to 5,271.46 points.
In Singapore, the Straits Times Index rose 9.03 points, or 0.3%, to 3224.64 points.
The Kospi Index in Korea rose 8.46 points, or 0.3%, to 3224.64 points.
In Taiwan, the Taiex Index rose 193 points, or 1.1%, to 17,159.22.
In New Zealand, the NZX 50 fell 48.49 points, or 0.4%, to 12,518.01.
In Australia, the ASX 200 jumped 32.3 points, or 0.4%, to 7,302.50.