"Confessions," a drama helmed by Tetsuya Nakashima about a teacher who plots revenge against two of her 13-year-old students, took four prizes at the 34th Japanese Academy Awards on Friday, including…
Two competing toon trade fairs have unveiled details about their upcomIng editions in March.
Nippon Television Network is to raise its stake in Madhouse from 10.4% to 84.5% and make the Tokyo-based toon house a subsid.
Japan Sumo Association has canceled the upcoming tournament skedded to start in Osaka on March 13.
Helmer Yojiro Takita, whose 2008 funeral drama "Departures" won the foreign-language film Oscar, is prepping a new pic after a three-year lay-off.
It may have taken awhile -- make that two years -- but the PlayStation 3 is turning into a reliable moneymaker for Sony, with the videogame console helping the conglom's networked products and…
Fuji TV has pulled its coverage of the Nihon Ozumo sumo tournament, due to start Sunday, and pubcaster NHK has canceled its broadcast of a Feb. 11 sumo charity event after a bout-fixing scandal again…
The prexy and founder of Culture Convenience Club, which operates Tsutaya, Japan's largest DVD and CD rental chain, is launching a ¥70 billion ($864 million) management buyout.
Sony's net profit dropped 8.6% to $893 million in the third quarter to Dec. 31, compared with the same quarter the previous fiscal year.
The Fuji TV network will release its biggest hit from last year, cop thriller "Bayside Shakedown 3," simultaneously on DVD and as a download on iTunes on Feb. 2.
Tokyo -- The TV Tokyo network has inked with China's Carloon Animation to make a CGI TV toon for distribution in China, Japan and elsewhere plus a theatrical version for China.