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.
Sony, Matsushita and other electronics firms will launch a company to jointly manage patents for digital broadcasting equipment, according to Japanese press reports.
The Livedoor dominos keep falling. On Monday investment guru Yoshiaki Murakami confessed to insider trading of radio station Nippon Broadcasting System shares at a press conference at the Tokyo Stock…
Japan's oldest film studio, Shochiku, and trading house Mitsui are to cooperate in a range of areas, including film production and sales. Shochiku and Mitsui have launched a planning company with a…