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…
Takafumi Horie, prexy of former Internet powerhouse Livedoor who once tried to take over Japanese media giant Fuji Television Network, has been indicted on charges of spreading phony financial info…
Japanese animators and filmmakers are now second to none in Asia at CG wizardry -- no surprise given Japanese strengths in both the hardware and software sides of the CG equation, from high-end…