An unnamed 41-year-old man in Kakamigahara, Gifu Prefecture, was arrested for operating a pirate streaming-video site in violation of Japanese copyright law, according to the Assn. of Copyright for…
Imagica Holdings, Japan's largest film processing lab, has renamed itself Imagica Robot Holdings, while spinning off three business units into independent subsidiaries, the company said.
Sony Corp. has been hit with a surprise tax bill of ¥27.9 billion ($245 million) from the Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau. Company says it will appeal.
Pixar's "Cars" drove off smoothly, but did not exactly burn rubber in Japan, its first major Asian playdate.
Unlike other recent shareholder meetings in Japan, Fuji Television Network's annual meeting Thursday passed off without major incident.
In what's probably a first for a major film in release in Japan, the Nippon Television Network is broadcasting the first 12 minutes of "Death Note," the first installment in Warner Bros.' two-part…
Toho, Japan's leading distrib and exhibitor, will consolidate all its exhibition operations under the banner of wholly owned subsidiary Toho Cinemas. The change streamlines the organization as the…
Japanese webs are uniting to battle pirates who copy programming from digital terrestrial feeds to sell on the Internet. The catalyst is a survey commissioned in April by the Assn. for Promotion of…
Shochiku has teamed with Hong Kong effects house Centro Digital Pictures ("Kill Bill") for helmer Katsuhide Motoki's "Gegege no kitaro," a live-action feature, heavy on CG, based on an enduringly…
The Japanese media content market passed the ¥11 trillion ($95 billion) mark for the first time in 2004, with the fastest-growing segment being online content, including games and music, according to…
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.