Sony chairman-CEO Howard Stringer is negotiating with co-owner Bertelsmann to raise Sony's stake in Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Stringer told a media roundtable in Tokyo on Monday.
Japan's Fuji TV has unveiled its lineup of theatrical releases for the second half of the year and announced a fund for one of the pics, period drama "Oh-Oku."
Yoshiaki Murakami, one-time high-flying investment guru, was indicted Friday on suspicion of insider trading in Nippon Broadcasting System stock by Tokyo District prosecutors.
Toshiba will launch the first digital HD-DVDrecorder in Japan on July 14, getting a jump on the rival Blu-ray camp.
Japanese toon maker Gonzo has signed an output deal with Hong Kong-based Animax Asia, which operates a 24-hour cable and satellite TV channel specializing in Japanese toons and reaches 25 million in…
Former Livedoor prexy Takafumi Horie defended fund manager Yoshiaki Murakami against accusations of insider trading in testimony to prosecutors on Tuesday. According to Japanese press reports, Horie…
British helmer-producer Richard Jobson will lead the jury for the Skip City D-Cinema Festival, Japan's biggest fest of digital cinema, which unspools July 15-23.
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.