TOKYO -- Takeru Sato and Haruka Ayase will star in helmer Kiyoshi Kurosawa's sci-fi drama "Rearu kanzennaru kubinagaryu no hi" (literal translation: The Day of the Real, Perfect Plesiosaur).
TOKYO -- "Umizaru 4: Brave Hearts," the fourth entry in the "Umizaru" action franchise about the Japanese Coast Guard, has topped 1.2 million admissions and $19 million at the box office in only four…
TOKYO -- Universal Music LLC, the Japanese arm of Universal Music Group, has been fined $38 million by the Tokyo tax authorities for not declaring nearly $101 million in taxable income.
Isuzu Yamada, the thesp who debuted in Japan's silent era and worked with the greatest directors of Japanese cinema's Golden Age, died Monday at age 95 after a long illness.
TOKYO -- TV Asahi, one of Japan's five commercial networks, is partnering with London-based Zodiak Media Group to produce programming for the international market.
TOKYO -- J Horror producer Takashige Ichise, whose credits including the original Japanese "Ring" and "Grudge" movie franchises, as well as three Hollywood pics based on the latter, has decided to…
Tokyo -- U.S. equity outfit Bain Capital is acquiring a 50% share in Japan's Jupiter Shop Channel from the Sumitomo trading house, according to company sources, for a reported $1.3 billion.
TOKYO -- Fuji Media Holdings, the parent company of Fuji TV, Japan's leading commercial network, plans to derive a larger percentage of its profits from non-TV sources, including pic production…
TOKYO -- Veteran helmer and producer Roger Corman will head the competition jury at this year's Tokyo Film Festival, fest officials announced Tuesday.
Tokyo — L.A.-based distrib and production outfit Eleven Arts has pacted with the Edlead Group, a company involved in content production, branding and sales, with bases in Nevada and Kawasaki, Japan…