Asian markets were mixed on Tuesday, following a tepid lead from Wall Street ahead of a US Federal Reserve policy meeting, while oil edged down a touch from nine-month highs as traders nervously watch the crisis in Iraq.
The dollar nudged a little higher against the yen after the previous day's sell-off but the uncertainty caused by events in the Gulf kept gains to a minimum.
Tokyo closed 0.29%, or 42.68 points, higher to finish at 14,975.97 after sinking more than 1% on Monday, while Seoul gained 0.40%, or 7.96 points, to 2,001.55.
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