Theaters in the northern Tohoku region, the worst hit by Friday's quake, have been shut down.
The Japan biz has been badly rocked by today's quake and tsunami, which have affected everyone from Hokkaido in the north to Okinawa in the south.
Sony topper Howard Stringer on Thursday ended months of speculation about who might be on the short list to succeed him by naming top gaming exec Kazuo Hirai to head a new consumer products division.
Tokyo -- Shipments of DVD and Blu-ray discs in Japan fell 2.7% in 2010 to $3.2 billion, according to figures compiled by the Japan Video Software Assn., the sixth year of decline.
Sony has inked with the All England Lawn Tennis Club to unspool the Wimbledon finals in high-def 3D at theaters worldwide, the company announced Monday.
Japanese distrib Shochiku has decided not to postpone the opening of the Chinese earthquake pic "Aftershock," the company announced on Monday.
The Japanese film biz has followed the Hollywood example in many ways over the years, from making domestic versions of Hollywood hits (starting with the silents of Charlie Chaplin and Harold Lloyd)…
Wowow, Japan's biggest pay TV operator, has opened an office in Century City, Calif., to acquire content and develop international co-productions.
The Nintendo 3DS, a 3D version of the Nintendo DS handheld that can be played without special glasses, sold 371,326 units in its first two days on release in Japan.
Korean helmer Oh Young-Doo's "Invasion of the Alien Bikini" won the Grand Prix at the 21st Yubari Fantastic Film Festival in Yubari, Japan on Sunday.
Media conglom Kadokawa Group Holdings and major social network site operator Gree have inked a deal to cooperate in promoting Kadokawa content on Gree's platform.