Japanese satellite platform SKY Perfect JSAT plans to launch its first overseas channel, in Indonesia.
Ticket sales in Japan edged up fractionally in 2013, but total box office edged down by a whisker.
Incoming president calls into question broadcaster's independence, risks Asian tension as he dismisses Japan's sex slave history.
The WWII kamikaze pilot epic "The Eternal Zero" won its fifth weekend in a row at the B.O., cruising past the JPY5 billion ($49 million) milestone, the mark of a Japanese megahit.
Japanese pics again delivered a solid beating to the Hollywood competition at the local box office in 2013.
"When Marnie Was There," has been set as the first feature to emerge from Japan's powerhouse animation studio Studio Ghibli in the new post Hayao Miyazaki era.
A group of prominent Japanese film folk, including animation master Hayao Miyazaki has formed a group to oppose the controversial state secrets protection bill now before the Japanese parliament.
"In Bloom," a Georgian coming-of-age drama was awarded the Grand Prize at the closing ceremony of the 15th Tokyo Filmex fest in Tokyo.
"The Hunger Games" films may soon have a Japanese competitor as Takashi Miike gets Toho green light for "As God Says" ("Kamisama no lu Tori".)
"The Story of Princess Kaguya," Anime maestro Isao Takahata's first feature in 14 years, topped the Japanese BO on its opening weekend.
Domestic Film DAILY
PROVIDED BY: Box Office
Heaven is for Real
Heaven is for Real1Daily:$3.7M Cumulative:$3.7M Sony / TriStar 0.00%
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Captain America: The Winter Soldier2Daily:$3.5M Cumulative:$170.6M Disney -25.44%
Rio 23Daily:$3.0M Cumulative:$49.3M Fox -28.83%