Asian-Pacific markets fell Tuesday as traders cashed in on profit from recent advances and backed away from risk as the U.S. earnings season approaches. Japan's Nikkei 225 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index each gave up 0.9%. Taiwan's Taiex and China's Shanghai Composite each slid 0.4%. South Korea's Kospi fell 0.7%. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.6%. India's Sensex was up 0.3% at midafternoon.