Koji Yakusho ("Memoirs of a Geisha," "Shall We Dance?") has joined the cast of Takashi Miike's "Thirteen Assassins," a remake of a 1963 hit samurai actioner helmed by Eiichi Kudo.
Taiwanese pic "No puedo vivir sin ti" won the Grand Prize at the Skip City Intl. D-Cinema Festival, which unspooled July 10-20 at the Skip City media complex in Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture.
Paramount and Sun Capital Management, an Osaka-based real estate fund manager, are partnering on a $1.34 billion theme park.
"Go Anpanman," Nippon TV's popular kid toon, which centers on a talking bean-paste bun, has set a Guinness book record for having the most characters over its run: a total of 1,768 since the show's…
"Dragon Quest IX," the ninth version of the iconic vidgame published by Square Enix, has sold a boffo 3 million units in four days in Japan.
"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" bowed in Japan on Wednesday with $3.57 million on 840 screens — besting "War of the Worlds" for the biggest-ever Wednesday opening.
The court-ordered damages continue to mount up against Takafumi Horie, the once high-flying Japanese entrepreneur convicted of fraud in his attempted hostile takeover of mighty Fuji TV.
The Tokyo District Court has awarded $15.7 million to a shareholder group suing onetime high-flying Internet startup Livedoor and its former prexy, Takafumi Horie.
Japanese toon house Gonzo will delist from the Mothers section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange on July 30.
Gaga topper Tom Yoda has led a management buyout of the indie distributor from broadband and media conglom Usen.
Universal Studios Japan is slashing prices to counter the effects of the recession and swine flu, which have cut attendance drastically.