Asian shares follow Wall Street higher
Most Asian markets took their lead from US shares overnight to end the session with some gains.
As well as a strong lead from Wall Street, traders were also buoyed by hopes a weaker yen would help business.
Takata shares recovered slightly ahead of their earnings report after a warning earlier in the week over its airbag recalls saw them tumble.
The Japanese company's shares wrapped the day up 2.5%, after losing 11% this week and more than 80% over the year.
Takata inflators have been linked to 11 deaths and more than 100 injuries.
After the regular market session had ended, Takata announced a net loss of 13.1bn yen ($120.5m, £83m) for its financial year ending in March.
Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index finished the day flat at 16,579.01 points.
In Australia, the S&P ASX/200 closed 0.5% up at 5,372.30 points with energy stocks benefitting from a slight rebound in oil prices.
South Korea's benchmark Kospi index finished flat at 1,980.34 points.