Since his rise to international notoriety in the 1990s as a purveyor of extreme violence and gore -- exhibit one being the 1999 shocker "Audition" -- Takashi Miike has proven himself a far more…
Former Toei topper Shigeru Okada, who oversaw production of the studio's iconic samurai and yakuza pics through its 1950s and 1960s heyday, died on Monday of pneumonia in Tokyo at age 87.
Domestic and family pics get boost in wake of disaster.
The top three pics at the Japanese box office last year -- "Avatar," "Alice in Wonderland" and "Toy Story 3" -- were all 3D and most fans saw them in that format, but the number of 3D screens lagged…
San Diego-based Sony subsid Sony Online Entertainment has reported a suspected hack of credit card data for 12,700 customers, Sony announced Tuesday.
The as yet unidentified hacker stole info on about 77 million accounts for the two services worldwide from Sony's San Diego servers.
Pubcaster NHK set an all-time record for receiving fee revenue in the 2010 fiscal year, NHK's board of governors announced on Tuesday.
Nintendo has announced that it will launch a successor to the Wii, the game console whose initial monster success following its 2006 bow has since faded.
Norio Ohga, the former Sony prexy and CEO who successfully led the electronics giant into the entertainment biz, died on Saturday in Tokyo, age 81. The cause of death was multiple organ failure.
Wowow, Japan's leading pay entertainment channel, will relaunch as three Wowow-branded HD channels, company officials announced on Wednesday.
Tokyo -- "Tetsuko's Room," a daytime talk show hosted by Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, has beaten the Guinness World Record for the most broadcasts with a single host.