TOKYO -- Streaming service Hulu Japan has a inked a content deal with local distribs Toei, Shochiku, Asmik Ace, Kadokawa, Nikkatsu and AMG Entertainment.
Once he takes the CEO baton from Howard Stringer, Kazuo Hirai's biggest challenge will be finding new ways to mesh Sony Corp.'s electronics portfolio with its entertainment assets.
TOKYO -- Nippon Television Network, one of Japan's five commercial networks, won the ratings crown last year.
Ninjas in India? Believe it. Japan's TV Asahi network is partnering with Indian toon producer Reliance Media Works to make 26 episodes of "Ninja Hattori-kun," a revival of a classic kiddie TV toon…
TOKYO -- The Japanese box office plunged 18% to $2.34 billion last year, on admissions down 17% to 145 million, according to figures compiled by the Motion Picture Producers Assn. of Japan.
TOKYO -- Japanese helmer Sion Sono, a festival favorite with "Cold Fish," "Guilty of Romance" and "Himizu," is working on a new pic, "Kibo no kuni" (The Land of Hope).
Tokyo -- Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific, pubcaster NHK and TV production house Bang Singapore are partnering on a documentary about Japan's recovery from the March 11 disaster, featuring Ken…
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.
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