Japanese animation house GDH plans to launch a $43 million content fund with the Japan office of Goldman Sachs. GDH will issue share warrants to Jupiter Investment, a local Goldman Sachs affiliate.
According to Japanese press reports, The Baupost Group LLC, a Massachusetts-based investment firm, has taken a 6.72% stake in embattled Internet startup Livedoor.
Broadband services company Usen Corp. confirmed Thursday it will buy Fuji Television Network's 12.75% stake in troubled Internet startup Livedoor.
Helmer Katsuyuki Motohiro and Fuji TV producer Chihiro Kameyama, who have worked together on three films of the smash hit "Bayside Shakedown" franchise, are partnering again for "Udon," a dramedy…
Usen Corp., the Tokyo-based broadband service provider that owns film distributor Gaga Communications, is mulling a marriage with beleaguered Internet startup Livedoor, company officials revealed on…
In a significant blow to its dominant stance in the vidgame market and plans to promote the new Blu-ray high-def DVD format, Sony has confirmed it will delay release of its PlayStation 3 console…
The Japanese TV ad for "The Exorcism of Emily Rose" has prompted a rash of viewer complaints to distrib Sony Pictures and the TV stations on which the ad has aired.
Dentsu, Japan's largest advertising agency, has taken a capital stake in studio Toho as part of deal between the two media powerhouses to partner in a range of areas, including film production.
Japan's onetime Internet powerhouse Livedoor received fresh blows Monday that may prove the corporate coup de grace. The Tokyo Stock Exchange will delist Livedoor and group company Livedoor Marketing…
Kabuki has an image problem in the West. A treasure of Japanese culture dating back four centuries, it has since become a byword for elaborate, empty posturing -- political and otherwise.
Ken Watanabe will star in Clint Eastwood's "Red Sun, Black Sand," the Japanese companion piece to his Iwo Jima drama "Flags of Our Fathers."