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…
Domestic Film DAILY
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The Equalizer1Daily:$3.6M Cumulative:$40.7M Sony / Columbia 22.26%
The Maze Runner
The Maze Runner2Daily:$1.3M Cumulative:$60.2M Fox 29.30%
The Boxtrolls3Daily:$862,914 Cumulative:$18.9M Focus 17.65%
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…