Some 360 Japanese films have been released since Jan. 1, beating last year's 356 and on course to reach over 400 releases. The last time this happened was in 1973, which saw 405 releases.
Nintendo will ship 400,000 units of its Wii game console for its Japan launch on Dec. 2, company sources disclosed. That's about four times the number of PlayStation 3 consoles shipped by Sony…
Sony bowed its PlayStation 3 on Saturday in Japan -- and immediately offered a download to overcome a problem it had been unable to solve by shipping date on the game platform, which has been beset…
Former Livedoor prexy Takafumi Horie, whose hostile takeover bid for the mighty Fuji TV web shook the Japanese business world, took the witness stand for the first time Tuesday in his trial for…
"Death Note 2" scored ¥1.2 billion ($10.2 million) in its first three days in release through Sunday.
Helmer Kazuyuki Izutsu has started work on "Pacchigi! 2," the sequel to his 2004 hit romantic drama "Pacchigi!" ("We Shall Overcome Someday").
Rupert Murdoch on Monday confirmed reports that News Corp. is mulling a joint venture with Japan's Softbank to bring social-networking site MySpace to Japan. "That's certainly a possibility," Murdoch…
Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea got their 400 millionth visitor on Wednesday, operator Oriental Land announced, some 23 years and 200 days after Tokyo Disneyland opened on April 15, 1983.
Tokyo-based toon house GDH's "Afro Samurai" will bow on Spike on Jan. 4, the company announced on Tuesday.
"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" topped ¥10 billion ($85 million) in Japan on Oct. 25, its 95th day of release, to become the country's box office leader, according to distrib Buena…