"Avatar" topped the Japanese B.O. for the weekend of Feb. 13-14, for the eighth week in a row.
Umetsugu Inoue, a director who had a big impact on Japanese and Hong Kong pop cinema starting in the 1950s, died Thursday of a cerebral hemorrhage in Tokyo. He was 86.
Tokyo-based Cinema Syndicate, a consortium of 45 indie theaters across Japan, has launched an initiative for releasing pics by frosh helmers.
Trading house Sumitomo Corp. announced plans Monday to launch a takeover bid for Jupiter Telecommunications (J:Com), Japan's biggest cabler.
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The Japanese film and TV biz has long been insular, even xenophobic, with local pics often showing outlanders in a negative light as loutish soldiers or brutish gangsters.
Controversial nature docu "The Cove" will get a Japan release, Tokyo-based distrib Unplugged announced on Wednesday.
French nature docu "Oceans" is on track to set a B.O. record for the genre in Japan.
The global recession has taken a chunk out of the vidgame business everywhere -- despite some blockbuster titles still setting records -- and Japan's Namco Bandai Holdings has been especially hard…
Sony reported Thursday a net profit of Yen 79.2 billion ($861 million) for October-December, compared with $115 million for the same period a year before.
Cine Qua Non, a film distrib and producer that helped launch the Korean Wave in Japan in the early 2000s, and its allied theater management company have filed for bankruptcy in Tokyo district court.