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Nikkei closes 1.6% up
Japanese shares moved higher on Wednesday, following a strong performance on Wall Street overnight. US markets finished sharply higher, with technology and banking stocks helping the S&P 500 to rise 1.4%.
Toyko's benchmark Nikkei 225 closed up 1.6% at 16,757.35 points. Shares in the world's leading car maker Toyota rose by 2.3% on the news the company had struck ties with ride-sharing pioneer Uber.
In China, the mainland Shanghai Composite was flat at 2,818.49 while Hong Kong's Hang Seng traded 2.7% higher at 20,377.33.
Australian shares bounced back from a two-year low with the ASX/200 rising by 1.5% to wrap the day at 5,372.50. In South Korea, the benchmark Kospi index moved 1.2% up to finish at 1,960.51 points.
Shares in Samsung Electronics saw a 1.9% rise, despite a patent lawsuit filed against the firm by Chinese competitor Huawei.
Asian markets: Oil higher, Japan higher
Tokyo's Nikkei 225 was 0.9% higher, with energy shares boosted by higher oil prices.
However analysts say there is some caution before first quarter growth figures which are released on Wednesday.
Elsewhere the Shanghai Composite was down 0.4%, but Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.2%.
North Sea Brent Crude is up $1.19 at $49.02 per barrel.
"The increasing intensity in supply-side disruptions in the oil market should see prices well supported in the short term," ANZ said in a research note.