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.
Ushio, a leading maker of lighting-related equipment, has inked a deal with Japanese exhibs Warner Mycal and Shochiku to supply 3D-capable digital cinema projectors (DCP) to all their theaters by…
The Okinawa International Movie Festival has unveiled the line-up for its third edition, skedded to unspool March 18-27 in Naha, Okinawa.
Bankrupt indie distrib Cine Quanon has relaunched under new management and a new name: J Cine Quanon.
"Confessions," a drama helmed by Tetsuya Nakashima about a teacher who plots revenge against two of her 13-year-old students, took four prizes at the 34th Japanese Academy Awards on Friday, including…