Oriental Land has reported record attendance in 2008 for the two parks it operates in Japan: Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea.
Fuji TV was Japan's top-rated network in 2008 in all three major time periods, according to figures from the Video Research ratings agency.
The Japanese economy is sinking like a sumo wrestler in quicksand and taking the TV industry with it.
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.