TOKYO -- Warner Japan plans to remake the 1992 Clint Eastwood western "The Unforgiven" as a samurai period drama with Ken Watanabe playing the Eastwood role as a retired gunman taking one last job.
TOKYO -- Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications has announced 10 TV projects, principally from regional broadcasters and production houses, that will be made into programs in…
TOKYO -- NHK, Japan's giant pubcaster, launched its NHK World English-language service in Myanmar on Wednesday.
TOKYO -- Gaga, one of Japan's biggest indie distribs of foreign arthouse and other specialty pics, is to bow Gaga Theater, a VOD service for PCs, smartphones, tablets and other devices.
TOKYO -- Bungei Shunju, a major Japanese publisher with an 99-year history, has unveiled its first ever lineup of feature pics.
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…