Helmer Yoji Yamada's smash drama "Love and Honor" was tops Wednesday with 12 noms for the 30th Japan Academy Awards, but Takuya Kimura, who starred as the blind samurai in the period hit, has turned…
YouTube execs have vowed to sit down with reps of the 23 Japanese orgs and broadcasters who wrote them a letter earlier this month complaining about the site's limp response to copyright infringers.
Broadband giant Usen has signed a licensing deal with MGM to offer studio's pics on GyaO, Usen's free broadband Webcasting service, the company announced Monday.
Sony will ship 2 million PlayStation 3 consoles by Dec. 31, prexy Ryoji Chubachi told the press Thursday.
Wowow, Japan's pioneering satcaster, will supply a channel on Sky Perfect Communications' fiber-optic broadband service, the companies announced Thursday.
The developer of Winny, a file-sharing program used extensively in pic piracy in Japan, was found guilty of abetting copyright violations and fined ¥1.5 million ($12,931) in Kyoto District Court on…
Toho, Japan's biggest distrib, is on its way to a banner year, with 15 pics earning more than ¥1 billion ($8.6 million), the traditional marker of a commercial hit in the Japanese market, in the…
The Nihon Keizai Shimbun Co. said Toho and Tokyu Land will replace Toei and Nippon Flour Mills in its prestigious Nikkei 225 stock average, as of Oct. 2.
A blind samurai beat James Bond to top the Japanese box office last weekend. Helmer Yoji Yamada's "Love and Honor" (Bushi ni Ichibun), earned Y436 million ($3.8 million) beating fellow opener "Casino…
The Japan Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers has sent a letter on behalf of 23 Japanese orgs and companies ordering YouTube to remove video clips that infringe copyright.
Making his first TV appearance in more than 10 months, former Livedoor prexy Takafumi Horie spilled the beans on his former plans to buy Sony but denied any knowledge of the financial shenanigans for…