The Japan Film Commission, an umbrella org for the 100-plus film commissions spread across the country, will launch in April, it was announced at the Japan Location Seminar on Wednesday in Tokyo.
The smash hit mystery "Yogisha X no kenshin" (Suspect X) topped the Japanese weekend box office for the third weekend Oct. 18-19.
The 21st edition of the Tokyo Intl. Film Festival opened on Saturday in a burst of green -- the fest's new color, symbolizing its eco commitment.
Production IG is producing a feature toon based on the exploits of real-life swordsman Miyamoto Musashi.
Japanese public broadcaster NHK is making a 10% cut in the $158 license fee that households pay per year.
Total Sports Asia has sold 30 hours of sumo wrestling to Pan-African satellite channel GTV in partnership with the U.K.'s Queensbury Media.
Broadcasts of sumo, Japan ancient national sport, will be coming to Africa for the first time, announced Tokyo-based program distrib Total Sports Asia on Monday.
"Resident Evil: Degeneration," the first full CG pic based on Capcom's popular "Resident Evil" game series, preemed Friday at the Tokyo Game Show in the spacious Makuhari Messe event space.
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