The Nintendo Wii console will pass the 50 million worldwide sales mark this month, setting a new game console record.
The Okinawa Movie Festival, Japan's first comedy fest, has awarded its competition Grand Prix to Katsuhide Motoki's laffer "Kamogawa horumo."
Walt Disney Japan has applied for a license to operate a free-to-air digital satellite channel in Japan, according to a report in the Nikkei newspaper,
Showbiz may have been left out of the U.S. government's stimulus packages, but the industry is still paying it forward on a number of fronts.
Studio 4C, a mid-sized toon house with a high international profile, and Lucent Pictures Entertainment have tied up to launch a new toon production studio, Lucent 4C.
Goldman Sachs, along with partners, has offered to buy out USJ Co., which operates Universal Studios Japan, for ¥140 billion ($1.2 billion).
Nippon Television Network prexy Shintaro Kubo has stepped down to take responsibility over an NTV report in which an unreliable source falsely accused a regional government of operating a slush fund.
A new crop of Asian talent has risen to the top of the acting profession including Sion Sono (Japan), Han Ye-seul (South Korea), Asin, Deepika Padukone, Freida Pinto (India) and Zhang Hanyu (China).
The Japanese economy may currently resemble Tokyo after a Godzilla attack -- battered, if not yet a smoking ruin -- but at least one sector flourished in 2008: the local film biz, which released 418…
Video sales in Japan, primarily of DVDs, shrank 11.1% to 286 billion yen ($2.9 billion) in 2008, according to figures released on Tuesday by the Japan Video Assn.