TOKYO -- Gaga, one of Japan's biggest indie distribs of foreign arthouse and other specialty pics, is to bow Gaga Theater, a VOD service for PCs, smartphones, tablets and other devices.
TOKYO -- Bungei Shunju, a major Japanese publisher with an 99-year history, has unveiled its first ever lineup of feature pics.
TOKYO -- With the backing of the Japanese government, seven major public and commercial broadcasters will launch a new format sales initiative called Treasure Box Japan at TV mart Mipcom, which runs…
TOKYO -- Helmer Takashi Miike has set TV stars Takao Osawa and Nanako Matsushima as the leads of his thriller "Wara no tate" (Shield of Straw).
TOKYO -- Hollywood pics continue to struggle against the domestic competition in Japan, according to a report on the Japanese box office for the first half of 2012 compiled by the Bunka Tsushin news…
TOKYO -- Japan's 10 biggest multiplex operators, which account for nearly 70% of the country's 3,300 screens, plan to digitize their theaters by next summer at the latest, according to a survey…
Japan's 10 biggest multiplex operators, which account for nearly 70% of the country's 3,300 screens, plan to completely digitize their theaters by next summer at the latest, according to the results…
TOKYO -- Media conglom Kadokawa Shoten Publishing, which owns the library of Daiei -- one of Japan's six major studios operating during the 1950s and 1960s Golden Age -- is celebrating Daiei's 70th…
TOKYO -- Takeru Sato and Haruka Ayase will star in helmer Kiyoshi Kurosawa's sci-fi drama "Rearu kanzennaru kubinagaryu no hi" (literal translation: The Day of the Real, Perfect Plesiosaur).
TOKYO -- "Umizaru 4: Brave Hearts," the fourth entry in the "Umizaru" action franchise about the Japanese Coast Guard, has topped 1.2 million admissions and $19 million at the box office in only four…
TOKYO -- Universal Music LLC, the Japanese arm of Universal Music Group, has been fined $38 million by the Tokyo tax authorities for not declaring nearly $101 million in taxable income.