As the recent death of famed children's book illustrator Maurice Sendak made clear, even geniuses don't live forever. Fans of Japanese toon maestro Hayao Miyazaki, now 71, have long speculated about…
Tokyo Tiffcom, the market held during the Tokyo Film Festival, is bringing three more events into the fold and expanding into bigger digs.
Kaneto Shindo, a prolific, much-honored scripter and helmer of films including "The Naked Island," "Onibaba" and 2010's WWII drama "Postcard," died on Tuesday of age-related causes. He was 100.
Tokyo: A fire burned down a sound stage on Sunday at the Toei Kyoto Studio, which first opened in a 1926 and has produced hundreds of pics including the internationally acclaimed "Battles Without…
TOKYO -- Japan's KDDI, which operates cell-phone service Au, and subsid Okinawa Cellular, have launched Video Pass, a subscription streaming service that offers unlimited access to 1,000 pics, drama…
Tucker Films, the distribution arm of the org that runs the Udine Far East Film Festival, has acquired the Japanese time-travel laffer "Thermae Romae" for distribution in Italy on 50 screens.
TOKYO Sony posted a record $5.7 billion loss for its latest fiscal year but execs see a light at the end of tunnel, predicting a return to profitability this year.
Hitoshi Matsumoto, the longtime king of television comedy in Japan as the "dumber" half of the comic duo Downtown, has also become an acclaimed helmer overseas.
Fuji TV, one of Japan's five commercial networks, will offer its regular programming free on YouTube starting next week -- a first for a Japanese net.
As Sony's new president and CEO, Kazuo Hirai, unveiled his strategy Thursday to return the company to profitability, he had one message for the studio division in Hollywood: You're safe for now.
TOKYO -- Sony said Tuesday it expects to make a net loss of 520 billion yen ($6.4 billion) for the fiscal year that ended March 31, a company record.