Time-travel thriller "Nobunaga Concert" reigned atop the Japanese box office for the second weekend.
The Japanese box office was up in 2015 in admissions, local currency and dollar terms. Most of the gain went to Hollywood as local market share slipped.
Hirokazu Kore-eda's ensemble drama "Our Little Sister" has scored an unprecedented 12 nominations for this year's Japan Academy Prizes.
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" won its third consecutive weekend at the Japanese box office.
Ryosuke Hashiguchi's three-part drama, "Three Stories of Love" is named best Japanese film of 2015 in the Kinema Junpo annual critics' poll
In its third weekend, "The Force Awakens" finally topped the Japanese box office for the first time, after spending two weeks at number two.
"Yo-Kai Watch 2," won its second weekend at the Japanese box office, ahead of "Star Wars" again in admissions terms.
Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry plans to build a centralized database for rights information on films, animation and music.
Japan's auteur director who has seen his last two films play in competition in Cannes, will have his next film ready for May 2016.
Japanese animation, "Yo-Kai Watch the Movie 2: King Enma and the 5 Stories, Nyan!," opened bigger than "Star Wars" in admissions terms
Orange," a teen fantasy drama about a high school girl who receives a letter from her future self, topped the Japanese box office