The Morgan Stanley Capital International Asia Pacific Index, which measures 945 stocks, lost 1% to 100.61 at 6:30 pm in Tokyo. Materials-related stocks accounted for almost a fifth of the decline. The benchmark fell for a fourth day, its longest losing stretch since a five-day drop ended January 7.
Japans Nikkei 225 Stock Average added 0.1% to 11,745.97. South Koreas Kospi index slid 1.1%, led by shipbuilders such as Hyundai Heavy Industries Co, after Macquarie Securities Ltd lowered its recommendation on the industry.