| April 8th | 2020 3:05AM
Asian shares mostly lower, Japan gains on upbeat data
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's benchmark advanced but other Asian shares fell Wednesday amid uncertainty over the coronavirus outbreak, which continues to claim more lives around the world.
Japan's Nikkei 225 jumped 2.1% to finish at 19,353.24. Stronger than expected machinery orders helped lift sentiment. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 shed nearly 0.9% to 5,206.90, while South Korea's Kospi lost 0.3% to 1,817.74.