In Tokyo, Sony was up 0.26 percent at 6,352 yen and game giant Nintendo rose 0.
48 percent to 39,340.
Automakers were lower, with Toyota falling 0.58 percent to 6,661 yen and Honda dropping 1.79 percent to 3,117 yen.
Struggling electronics maker Pioneer plunged 9.30 percent to 117 yen after announcing it had secured up to 60 billion yen ($540 million) in funding from Hong Kong-based investment firm Baring Private Equity Asia.
Citizen Watch, which sponsors the Japanese toptennis player Naomi Osaka, who beat Serena Williams in the US Open, rallied for a second straight day, edging up 0.14 percent at 707 yen.
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