A play based on Japan's Oscar-winning pic "Departures" will open in May in Tokyo, according to producer Yasuhiro Mase.
The Fuji Television and Nippon Television networks have inked a deal to each take 7% stakes in Gyao, a free-video portal whose corporate parent is Yahoo!.
Sony has unveiled plans for 3-D-capable consumer products that will hit the shelves in 2010, boosting the burgeoning market for 3-D pics while putting competitive pressure on its rivals.
TV networks have produced most of the hit commercial pics in Japan for the past decade -- and Fuji TV has long been the leader, with its motion picture department head Chihiro Kameyama as the…
Publishing giants Shogakkan and Shueisha have jointly acquired two Europe-based distributors of Japanese toons, according to a report in the Nikkei newspaper. Following the acquisition, for an…
Japan's domestic toon market, including pics, TV shows and DVDs, has declined for the second year in a row, according to a study by private media think tank the Media Development Research Institute.
The release of a pic starring disgraced thesp Manabu Oshio, who is implicated in the drug-related death of a club hostess, will be indefinitely delayed, producer DHE and distrib Astaire announced on…
Sony will launch a new digital projection system lease and support service for digital theaters in Japan on Oct. 1, the company announced on Monday. Sony plans to introduce the digital systems to 500…