Japan's five commercial networks and pubcaster NHK serve 49 million households -- and for decades have reigned over visual media, despite the emergence of dozens of cable and satellite channels.
Tokyo Disney Resort recorded 13 million in admissions for the first half of fiscal 2008 -- a company record, park operator Oriental Land said.
TV Asahi announced Thursday that it has bought a majority stake in toon house Shin-ei Animation.
Isao Yukisada's romantic drama "Kondo wa aisaka" (This Time a Devoted Husband) leads the Toei lineup for the coming year, unveiled Thursday by the studio.
Venice Film Festival director Marco Mueller was awarded the Japan Foundation's Arts and Culture Prize on Wednesday at a ceremony in Tokyo.
Sony will unveil 14 new titles at the Tokyo Game Show, which runs Oct. 9-12 in the capital.
Boosted by a bigger-than-expected summer box office take, distrib Toho has upped its sales forecast for the fiscal year, which runs to February, but net profit has been revised downward from $78…
Nippon Television Network, talent shop Yoshimoto Kogyo and ad shop Dentsu are co-producing a Web-based show.
Pic producer Toy-be Entertainment has changed its name to Adways Entertainment in the wake of its August purchase by Adways Group, whose core business is mobile and Internet advertising.
The History Channel will launch History HD in Japan on October.
Domestic Film WEEKEND OF
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Frozen1Weekend: $31.6M Disney
Out of the Furnace
Out of the Furnace3Weekend: $5.3M Relativity Media