The Visual Industry Promotion Organization, which runs the CoFesta content festival, has protested against drastic cuts in government spending on the promotion of local entertainment content.
Comic thesp Hisaya Morishige has posthumously received Japan's People's Honor Award.
"Rookies," a dramedy about a baseball team in a tough high school, has topped the Japan box office for 2009, according to figures released Friday by Bunka Tsushin entertainment news service.
Media conglom Kadokawa Group Holdings plans to raise Yen 10 billion ($117 million) by issuing yen-denominated convertible bonds this month.
Japanese helmer Takeshi Kitano ("Zatoichi") has finally unveiled details of his latest gangster pic -- his first in nine years.
Police have launched a crackdown on illegal use of the P2P software Share.
Japan's biggest celeb scandal of this year is being made into a pic, producers announced in Tokyo on Thursday.
Korean helmer Yang Ik-june's "Breathless" won the grand prize and audience award at the 10th Tokyo Filmex, which closed on Sunday.
Texas-based Funimation, a leading distrib of Japanese toons to the U.S., has launched Original Entertainment to produce toons.
Nintendo, together with 12 corporate partners, bowed a PPV service Saturday for its Wii console.
Sony topper Howard Stringer unveiled plans for a corporate makeover Thursday, targeting a 5% operating profit and 10% return on equity by March 2013.