Warner Entertainment Japan has created the new post of general manager for its home video and digital distribution biz, the company announced on Tuesday.
Japanese pubcaster NHK is slashing the lump-sum retirement pay of eight disgraced former execs, including ousted prexies Katsuji Ebisawa and Genichi Hashimoto.
Animation Asia Conference, skedded for Nov. 20 in Singapore, has announced its program including a new project showcase.
Japan's Supreme Court has nixed an appeal by two producers of DVDs accused of violating copyrights.
While increased vigilance and harsher penalties have yet to put a major dent in film piracy, a little bit of high-tech know-how just may do the trick.
A superior court in Osaka has acquitted the developer of the Winny file-sharing software used in Japan for sending pirated pics and other software.
The Tokyo Intl. Film Festival has its critics, knocking everything from the quality of its programming to its overly cozy ties with the local industry and government.
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A group led by Nintendo is demanding $4.4 million in damages against four importers of devices used to play pirated software on Nintendo DS handhelds.
Hayao Miyazaki's megahit toon, "Ponyo," helped sway the decision of a Hiroshima court, which ruled in favor of local citizens opposed to a landfill and bridge project.
Media conglom Kadokawa Group Holdings has announced it's rolling Kadokawa Entertainment into Kadokawa Pictures on Nov. 1.