TOKYO -- The Japanese vidgame market, the world's second-largest after the U.S., shrunk 8% to $5.9 billion last year, the fourth year-on-year decline.
In order to combat flagging box office, distrib Toho, ad shop Dentsu and the NTV, TBS and Fuji TV networks are joining in the launch of a new service that will begin to stream recent Japanese pics to…
Japanese helmer Yoshimitsu Morita, whose films depicted the absurdity and vulnerability of everyday life in conformist Japan, died of acute liver failure in Tokyo on Wednesday. He was 61.
Japanese pubcaster NHK has acquired new Agatha Christie series from ITV Studios Global Entertainment, the international distribution arm of U.K. web ITV.
Tokyo -- Japan's National Assn. of Commercial Broadcasters, covering all the commercial networks, has sent its members a new model talent contract aimed at eliminating the influence of Japan's…
Mamoru Hosoda, helmer of hit toon "Summer Wars," which earned $22 million at the Japanese box office in 2009, has unveiled his latest project.
With the local TV market suffering a bit from stagnation, a Japanese TV industry org is working to enable producers to take their formats and nonfiction shows on the road.
Based on Shuho Sato's bestselling comic about elite divers in the Japan Coast Guard, "Umizaru" has become a money-spinner for the Fuji TV network and its partners, generating two hit TV drama series…
Helmer Tetsuya Nakashima plus producers Genki Kawamura and Yuji Ishida are set to make sci-fi actioner "Shingeki no kyojin" (Advancing Titans), based on a hit comicbook series.
The Sony-backed AXN Mystery Channel has partnered with Hong Kong-based Charis Entertainment to co-produce a new unscripted series for Japanese and Asian auds.
Japanese game major Square Enix, maker of the hit "Final Fantasy" series, is partnering with Yahoo Japan to launch new online content.
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