Sony reported a net profit of $266 million in the third quarter of FY2013, compared with a loss of $106 million the same period the previous year.
Entertainment Farm, a Tokyo-based film financier launched in 2002, has begun bankruptcy proceedings.
Japanese satellite platform SKY Perfect JSAT plans to launch its first overseas channel, in Indonesia.
Domestic Film WEEKEND OF
PROVIDED BY: Box Office
The Maze Runner
The Maze Runner1Weekend:$32.5M
A Walk Among the Tombstones
A Walk Among the Tombstones2Weekend:$13.1M
This Is Where I Leave You
This Is Where I Leave You3Weekend:$11.9M
Ticket sales in Japan edged up fractionally in 2013, but total box office edged down by a whisker.
Incoming president calls into question broadcaster's independence, risks Asian tension as he dismisses Japan's sex slave history.
The WWII kamikaze pilot epic "The Eternal Zero" won its fifth weekend in a row at the B.O., cruising past the JPY5 billion ($49 million) milestone, the mark of a Japanese megahit.
Japanese pics again delivered a solid beating to the Hollywood competition at the local box office in 2013.
"When Marnie Was There," has been set as the first feature to emerge from Japan's powerhouse animation studio Studio Ghibli in the new post Hayao Miyazaki era.
A group of prominent Japanese film folk, including animation master Hayao Miyazaki has formed a group to oppose the controversial state secrets protection bill now before the Japanese parliament.
"In Bloom," a Georgian coming-of-age drama was awarded the Grand Prize at the closing ceremony of the 15th Tokyo Filmex fest in Tokyo.