Kohei Yamakawa's "Your House" (Anta no Ie), a drama about an elderly couple, won the Grand Prize at the Pia Film Festival, which unspooled July 16-30 at the National Film Center in Tokyo.
Sony reported a return to profit in the April-June quarter on Thursday, boosted by brisk sales for PlayStation game consoles and other key electronic products.
Toho was Japan's top-earning distrib in the first half of 2010 with a box office of $289 million, according to figures compiled by the Bunka Tsushin entertainment news service.
Fox and Disney are among 11 applicants vying for one of the digital broadcast satellite (BS) channels that will open up in Japan when the analog broadcasting signal is switched off in July 2011.
Hayao Miyazaki's 1984 toon "Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind" has sold 20,000 Blu-ray discs in its first week of release, topping the chart and becoming the first title to debut at No.1 in all…
The World Cup has just ended, but Japan is already gearing up to bid for the 2022 competition -- and one of its sales points is the promise of live holographic broadcasts of World Cup matches, using…
Michisada Hirose, chairman of Japan's National Assn. of Commercial Broadcasters, said Thursday that analog broadcasts will continue until July 24, 2011 -- three weeks past the official cut-off.
Multiplex operator United Cinemas plans to install Imax digital theaters in its Japanese sites, a UC rep has confirmed.
Digital satellite platform Sky Perfectv has announced the launch of live 3D soccer broadcasts -- a first for Japanese broadcasting.
Fuji TV, the leading pic producer among Japan's five terrestrial networks, has announced the launch of a division dedicated to international sales and co-productions.
Jupiter Telecommunications (J:Com), Japan's largest cabler, will bow a specialty VOD channel for Warner Bros. TV series, the company announced on Wednesday.