To keep a lid on piracy, the Blu-ray Disc Assn. has decided to use regional codes for film discs released in the format. The coded discs will debut this fall. New code system differs from the one in…
Hayao Miyazaki has started production on his latest as-yet-untitled toon, according to Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli.
The Japanese television market is both big -- with nearly 48 million TV households -- and lucrative, with ad spend reaching $17.5 billion in 2004.
Japan's TV Asahi has cheated the taxman to the tune of $1.32 million over three years, according to local reports.
Electronics giant Matsushita, the TBS network and Kadokawa Mobile, a cell-phone content distributor belonging to the Kadokawa media group, have announced the launch of Words Gear, a joint venture…
The Tokyo Filmex fest has unveiled the lineup for its seventh edition, with 34 pics unspooling Nov. 17-26 at four venues in the city. Fest directors Kanako Hayashi and Shozo Ichiyama on Wednesday…
The Committee of Creators' Organizations to Consider Copyright Issues, an umbrella group of 16 orgs with copyright concerns, has called for an extension of Japanese copyright protection from the…
Sony has shuffled exec responsibilities after production-related problems, including embarrassing battery recalls and product launch delays.
In a bid to boost Japanese sales of its new PlayStation 3 console in the crucial holiday period, Sony has slashed the price of the 20-gigabyte model 20% even before its skedded Nov. 11 launch.
Matsushita will launch the first Blu-ray recorders on Nov. 15 in Japan. In addition to recording high-def images from TV and copying them to discs, users will be able to play pre-recorded Blu-ray…