The Sony-backed AXN Mystery Channel has partnered with Hong Kong-based Charis Entertainment to co-produce a new unscripted series for Japanese and Asian auds.
Japanese game major Square Enix, maker of the hit "Final Fantasy" series, is partnering with Yahoo Japan to launch new online content.
Mmbi has received a $618 million funding boost as it prepares for the April launch in Japan of NOTTV, its smartphone broadcasting service.
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Despite being known for its yakuza epics, the Toei Kyoto studio has launched a zero-tolerance campaign for gang contacts, in association with the Kyoto police.
Nico Nico Douga, Japan's biggest video-sharing website, launched a movie streaming service on Monday.
Government officials from Kyoto, Japan's ancient capital and a one-time major producer of samurai period dramas, visited three commercial networks in Tokyo on Tuesday to plead for more production in…
Following the triple disasters of March 11 -- 9.0 earthquake, massive tsunami and reactor meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear plant -- many in the Japanese biz said audience needs would change, with…
A series of natural disasters, along with slumping TV sales, continues to take a toll on Sony Corp.'s bottom line, which will cause the company to report a fourth straight annual loss when its fiscal…
Toho Cinemas, which operates the biggest theater chain in Japan, has ended its ticket price cuts trial.
"Untouchable," French helmers Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache's drama about the oil-and-water relationship between a paralyzed French aristocrat and his ex-con caregiver, won the Tokyo Sakura Grand…
The 24th Tokyo Film Festival opened Saturday with Jackie Chan appearing for the special screening of "1911" and helmer Paul W.S. Anderson and star Milla Jovovich on hand for the opening pic, "The…