TOKYO -- With the backing of the Japanese government, seven major public and commercial broadcasters will launch a new format sales initiative called Treasure Box Japan at TV mart Mipcom, which runs…
TOKYO -- Helmer Takashi Miike has set TV stars Takao Osawa and Nanako Matsushima as the leads of his thriller "Wara no tate" (Shield of Straw).
TOKYO -- Hollywood pics continue to struggle against the domestic competition in Japan, according to a report on the Japanese box office for the first half of 2012 compiled by the Bunka Tsushin news…
TOKYO -- Japan's 10 biggest multiplex operators, which account for nearly 70% of the country's 3,300 screens, plan to digitize their theaters by next summer at the latest, according to a survey…
Japan's 10 biggest multiplex operators, which account for nearly 70% of the country's 3,300 screens, plan to completely digitize their theaters by next summer at the latest, according to the results…
TOKYO -- Media conglom Kadokawa Shoten Publishing, which owns the library of Daiei -- one of Japan's six major studios operating during the 1950s and 1960s Golden Age -- is celebrating Daiei's 70th…
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.