DVD sales in Japan in 2010 dipped for the fifth straight year, coming in at $2.9 billion, down 4% on 2009, according to the Oricon entertainment ratings service.
Toho has announced production of a third installment in the hit "Always" franchise set in postwar Tokyo, which it will make in 3D.
Japan's Supreme Court has nixed a computer company's claim that its overseas streaming service is legit.
Pubcaster NHK will extend regular analog broadcasts to July 24, in line with commercial broadcasters, who announced the shut-off date last summer.
Toho Cinemas, operator of Japan's biggest multiplex theater chain, has announced cuts in standard admission prices, a move bound to send shock waves through the local exhibition biz.
Disney's "Tangled" will open the 21st Yubari Fantatic Film Festival, which unspools Feb. 24-28 in Yubari on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido.
Tokyo -- NHK has announced its budget for fiscal 2011, projecting a $48 million profit for the year compared to a $73 million loss in fiscal 2010 -- the first time in three years that the giant…
Tokyo -- Toho, Japan's biggest distrib by a mile, set a record at the box office in 2010, earning $902 million and beating its $890 million record set in 2008.
Nippon Television Network is prepping a 3D live-action version of "Kaibutsu-kun," a hit TV series based on Fujiko Fujio A's fantasy action comic.
With only two weeks before NHK topper Shigeo Fukuchi retires the pubcaster has been left in the lurch after its candidate turned down the job.