Distrib Movie-Eye Entertainment filed for bankruptcy at Tokyo District Court on Tuesday with debts of $45 million.
Oriental Land, the operator of Tokyo Disneyland, has reported a 78% year-on-year drop in net profit for the June quarter to $4.9 million.
Tokyo District Court has ruled in favor of the Toho studio in its piracy suit against a company that made and distributed DVDs of eight pics by helmer Akira Kurosawa.
Jupiter Telecommunications, Japan's largest cabler, is acquiring a majority stake in sports channel operator J Sports Broadcasting.
Pia Film Fest awarded its Grand Prix to Masayuki Inoue's "The Temperature of a Second."
Japan's 97-year-old talent agency Yoshimoto Kogyo is planning to go private in a deal worth between $420 million and $525 million.
The Fuji TV network is to make a third pic in its hit "Umizaru" franchise about Japanese Coast Guard divers.
Pic producer and distrib Nikkatsu has acquired the international rights acquisition and management arm of AMG Entertainment.