With one smash film after another so far this year, Toho, Japan's biggest domestic film distributor, is way ahead of the competish. In the first five months of the year, Toho earned $227.8 million…
Japan Entertainment Network, a joint venture of Turner Entertainment Network Japan and the Itochu trading house that broadcasts Cartoon Network in Japan, is to develop toons in Japan for the U.S…
One-time Internet powerhouse Livedoor -- which last year attempted a hostile takeover of giant Fuji TV before being brought low by a trading scandal -- introduced a new board of directors at a…
Takafumi Horie may have been kicked out of one-time Internet powerhouse Livedoor, but the company's misfortunes still have the power to get Japan's army of small stockholders worked up.
Sony, Matsushita and other electronics firms will launch a company to jointly manage patents for digital broadcasting equipment, according to Japanese press reports.
The Livedoor dominos keep falling. On Monday investment guru Yoshiaki Murakami confessed to insider trading of radio station Nippon Broadcasting System shares at a press conference at the Tokyo Stock…
Japan's oldest film studio, Shochiku, and trading house Mitsui are to cooperate in a range of areas, including film production and sales. Shochiku and Mitsui have launched a planning company with a…
Japanese advertising giant Dentsu and trading house Mitsubishi Corp. are pacting to finance, produce, market and manage rights for Japanese animation.
A panel is calling for Japanese pubcaster NHK to consolidate its three satellite channels to one by 2011.
In the crowded Japanese market, distribs have come up with some inventive -- and odd -- gimmicks to entice auds. To publicize the July 8 bow of "MI3" in Japan, UIP will whisk 150 fans from Tokyo to…