With less than two years to go before the skedded switchover to digital TV, 69.5% Japanese households owned digital terrestrial TVs as of September, according to a survey conducted by the Ministry of…
Roger Donaldson ("The Bank Job," "The World's Fastest Indian") has signed to helm and produce the period drama "Honor Among Men."
Telco giant NTT and media conglom Kadokawa Group Holdings will launch a new multiplatform content provider this December, the partners announced on Friday.
Warner Japan has announced the production of "The Last Chushingura" (Saigo no Chushingura), a period drama for the Japanese market based on a famous true tale of samurai revenge. Release is skedded…
The Japanese creator of kiddie TV fave Ultraman is two for three in its court battle against a Thai businessman over rights to series.
Sony has reported yet another quarter of losses -- its fourth straight -- though the pain is less than analysts predicted.
Quantum Entertainment, an investment group led by former Sony chairman Nobuyuki Idei, has completed its takeover of Yoshimoto Kogyo, a leading talent shop with extensive media interests.
Culture Convenience Club and Geo Corp. are gearing up to install DVD rental machines in locations around the country, according to the Nikkei newspaper.
Thesp Rie Miyazawa has been named Woman of the Decade by the Japanese edition of Vogue.
Japan's indie companies are separated into a top tier, led by the domestic majors Toho, Shochiku, Toei and Kadokawa, and a lower tier consisting dozens of mid- to small-sized distribs.
Sony has reported yet another quarter of losses -- its fourth straight -- though the pain is less than analysts predicted. From July to September, the electronics giant racked up a net loss of 26.3…