TOKYO -- Japanese indie sales outfit Pictures.dept has sold "The Land of Hope," the Sion Sono drama about two families caught in the aftermath of a Fukushima-like nuclear disaster, to France's…
TOKYO -- The Tokyo Film Festival has selected "Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away" as its opening pic, fest officials announced Wednesday.
TOKYO -- Hollywood toon house Illumination Entertainment and Fuji TV, one of Japan's major networks, have announced a strategic partnership.
TOKYO -- "Our Homeland," Yang Yong-hi's debut feature about a Korean man's visit to his family in Japan after a long exile in North Korea, has been selected as Japan's nominee for the foreign…
TOKYO -- Warner Entertainment Japan's comic-to-screen period swashbuckler "Rurouni Kenshin," which has just hit the 1 million admissions mark in Japan, has been sold to 64 territories, the distrib…
TOKYO -- Yukihiko Tsutsumi, a festival favorite since his feature debut "Maborosi" screened in competition in Venice in 1995, will film the heart-warming hit play "Kuchizuke."
TOKYO -- The 6th Asian Pitch, the annual event sponsored by Singapore's MediaCorp, pubcasters NHK in Japan and KBS in Korea, selected four documentary projects by new talent for production support.
Warner Mycal, Japan's second largest exhibition chain, will launch a theater rental service on Thursday.
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.