Jon Herskovitz

Itami rolls 10th project

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TOKYO — Top Japanese director Juzo Itami, helmer of films such as “Tampopo” and “Ososhiki” (The Funeral), has started filming his 10th movie, “Marutai no Onna,” which is scheduled for a Sept. 27…

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Japan Sky not so perfect

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Leading Japanese direct-to-home satcaster Sky PerfecTV posted its lowest-ever monthly subscriber increase in February, and word of the erosion pulled down the company's stock in Tokyo trading on…

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It's jumping Jupiter

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Japan's leading cable operator, Jupiter Telecommunications, whose main shareholders include Liberty Media and Microsoft, increased its customer base by 86% last year to 865,700 subscribers.

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Japan ad spend on mend

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Despite Japan's prolonged economic doldrums, the advertising market broke a three-year losing streak with a 7.2% gain in 2000 and posted record expenditures of 6.11 trillion yen ($53.6 billion)…

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