| January 19th, 2021 10:21 PM
Japan shares fall on pandemic worries as rest of Asia rises
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday, ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration as U.S. president. Japan's benchmark lost early gains as worries grew about the surge in coronavirus cases.
Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 lost early gains to slip 0.4% in morning trading to 28,515.21. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 added 0.6% to 6,783.20, while South Korea's Kospi edged up 0.5% to 3,109.21.