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…
Japan's TV market has undergone a fundamental change in the last year with the launch of digital satellite channels by the nation's main webs in December. Adding to the mix this year, a new…
Money-losing satellite platform Sky Perfect Communications, which scored a coup by landing Japanese broadcasting rights to the 2002 World Cup soccer final, will broadcast the games free to woo new…
Japan's top movie exhibitor Toho Co. will team with one of the nation's largest regional telecom carriers to test a system for delivering digital movies over a fiber-optic network, industry sources…
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…
The hard feelings Koreans still harbor toward Japan, particularly among the generation that remembers World War II, are beginning to be washed away in a spirit of cooperation between filmmakers in…
Japanese electronics giant Sony is pacting to provide broadband services and games for arcades run by gamemakers Sega and Namco.
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.
Distributors from Japan have proved themselves to be some of the biggest players at international film markets. This year, level of competition has been ratcheted up in Japan as the war chests have…
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)…
Japanese web TV Tokyo, leading telecom NTT, financial daily Nihon Keizai Shimbun and four other companies will set up a video distribution company for broadband networks that will launch in March.
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