Shares in Japan have closed higher at the end of Friday trading, in a partial recovery from the global sell-off in shares seen on Thursday.
The Nikkei 225 index ended 0.89% up, after a day of volatile trading that had seen initial rises followed by a sharp fall, then a recovery.
Other Asian indexes were mixed, with some showing gains and others losses.
The Nikkei fell nearly 7.8% on Thursday in its worst one-day drop since the aftermath of the tsunami in March 2011.
There have been concerns over weak Chinese manufacturing data, as well as fears that the US may cut stimulus measures.