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.
"Red-and-White Song Contest" is not only a New Year's Eve tradition, but a perennial ratings champ.
Fuji TV won the ratings crown for 2010, according to Video Research ratings service.
Hideko Takamine, a much-acclaimed thesp who was the muse of 1950s and 1960s greats Keisuke Kinoshita and Mikio Naruse, died on Tuesday of lung cancer at age 86.
Two more studios have signed on for Sony Computer Ent.'s movie service for gamers, according to a report in the Nikkei newspaper.
Sony has unveiled a new digital music service that will give users access to about six million tunes from major labels.
Japan's box office has hit a record 220 billion yen ($2.65 billion), topping the $2.54 billion notched up in 2004, according to figures from distrib Toho.