The Okinawa Movie Festival, Japan's first international comedy fest, has announced the lineup for its first edition, skedded to unspool March 19-22 in Okinawa.
Bullets were sent to four of the offices of NHK, including the pubcaster's Tokyo broadcasting center, in what is being investigated as a terrorist threat.
Helmer Hayao Miyazaki's hit toon "Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea" has nabbed five prizes, including anime of the year and best domestic feature, at the 8th Tokyo Anime Awards.
The digital age is arriving with a bang at Japan's Big Three -- Toho, Shochiku and Toei -- all of which have recently announced ambitious plans for upgrading their studios.
Sega Sammy, parent of "Sonic the Hedgehog" gamemaker Sega, is cutting 560 staffers, 18% of its 3,127 total, and closing 110 of its 322 game arcades in Japan.
San Francisco-based Crunchyroll, which operates a Japanese toon content site and social network serving 5 million fans worldwide, has become the first non-locally-owned company to join the Assn. of…
In Japan, a whopping 85% of the 47.5 million households are hooked up to fiber-optic lines. Also, more than 11 million homes subscribe to cable and satellite services, with 250,000 signing on just in…
Pubcaster NHK launched its long-planned, 24-hour English-language news channel on Monday.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Lucy1Daily:$5.4M Cumulative:$54.3M Universal Pictures 9.55%
Hercules2Daily:$3.8M Cumulative:$36.9M Paramount Pictures 13.27%
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes3Daily:$2.5M Cumulative:$177.2M Fox 13.35%