Asia stock markets fall on weak US economic data - Article Photos 1/2

A family shelters from the rain in front of an electronic stock indicator in Tokyo Wednesday, April 3, 2013. Asian stock markets mostly rose Wednesday, boosted by more evidence the U.S. economic recovery is gaining traction. Japan's Nikkei 225 index in Tokyo jumped 1.7 percent to 12,207.46 as a fall in the yen enticed investors back into export shares. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)