South Korea's Kospi dropped 0.1% to 1,986.86. Hong Kong's Hang Seng fell 0.1% to 23,590.91. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.1% to 4,777.50.
In mainland China, the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.5% to 2,328.22 while the smaller Shenzhen Composite Index rose 0.7% to 942.50.
In commodity markets, the benchmark oil contract for February delivery was down 50 cents to $95.06 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract rose 7 cents to finish at $95.56 per barrel on the Nymex on Friday.
In currencies, the euro fell to $1.3301 from $1.3320 late Friday in New York. The dollar fell to 89.49 yen from 90.03 yen.___ Pamela Sampson in Bangkok contributed to this report.