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Asian Markets at Close Report March 6, 2013.: Asian shares up; Japan hits multiyear highs

By Daniel Inman  HONG KONG — Asian markets were higher on Wednesday, with stocks in Japan and Australia reaching fresh multiyear highs, after the Dow Jones Industrial Average marked an all-time high Tuesday. Regional sentiment was given a boost by a record-breaking session on Wall Street overnight, as the Dow rose to unprecedented heights. The rally in U.S. stocks that started in March 2009 has finally overcome the losses associated with the global financial crisis.    DOW AT ALL-TIME HIGH • How to invest in view of record-high Dow • Dow record high: Rally point or new ceiling? • Lessons from past Dow milestones • Dow’s back on top — but are you? • 'Lost decade' continues for IRAs, 401(k)s • Knowing when to take profits   "Monetary easing measures by Japan, the