Sony Computer Entertainment unveiled the successor to the PlayStation Portable handheld on Thursday.
The Japanese box office set an all-time record last year with a total of $2.69 billion for a 7% gain over the previous year, according to figures announced on Thursday by the Motion Pictures…
Shigehiro Komaru, the chairman of pubcaster NHK's board of governors, resigned Tuesday to take responsibility for the widely criticized selection process for the web's new prexy.
Major industry players have made good on their threat to boycott the Tokyo Anime Fair, which is due to unspool March 24-27.
Sony has unveiled details of the VOD service it will launch in Japan on Jan. 26.
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.