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."
Hisashi Hieda, chairman of Fuji Television Network, said Thursday that the web will sue Internet startup Livedoor for damages resulting from enormous losses on Fuji's Livedoor stock.
Koki Mitani's ensemble comedy "Suite Dreams" has crossed the Y5 billion ($42 million) mark at the Japanese B.O., out-grossing any domestic film released this year or in 2005.
Shochiku is demolishing its 47-year-old flagship theater in Tokyo's Shinjuku entertainment district to build a $52 million, 10-screen multiplex.
"Always -- Sunset on Third Street," Takashi Yamazaki's nostalgic ensemble drama set in Tokyo circa 1958, scooped 12 Japan Academy Awards on Friday night, including picture.
Japanese horror has been Japan's hottest live-action genre abroad ever since the worldwide success of Hideo Nakata's 1998 hit "Ring." It is also a mine Hollywood has gone to again and again for…
Buena Vista Japan is predicting strong B.O. for "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" when it opens on 800-plus screens here on Friday following record preview numbers for…
Uber-producer Haruki Kadokawa, hot off his successful WWII pic "Yamato: The Last Battle," has signed that pic's star, Takashi Sorimachi, to play the lead in his epic about Genghis Khan, "The Blue…
Sega Corp. plans to spend ¥100 billion ($854 million) building an entertainment and cultural complex in Yokohama, the company announced on Monday. It will open the first part of the complex in 2009…
Sky Perfect Communications, Japan's largest digital satellite broadcaster, and JSat, the satellite operator that beams Sky Perfect programming to subscribers, are holding merger talks, according to…