Tad Osaki

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TV org taps chair

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Fuji TV chairman Hisashi Hieda was named chairman of the Japan National Assn. of Commercial Broadcasters (Minporen), the Japanese counterpart to the U.S.' National Assn. of Broadcasters.

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Japan's b'day 'Boy'

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Japan wished anime character “Astro Boy” a giant happy birthday Monday, the fictional date the futuristic robot was created, with a relaunched TV series, fireworks and a display of a $1 million…

Taiwan shops toon

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Taiwan's Central Motion Picture Corp. is aggressively marketing 26-part animated series "Legend of Shao-Ling Temple," to potential buyers in Japan and Asia.

  • Film

'Astro' redo takes off

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"Astro Boy" fever is about to hit Japan with the remake of the classic 1960s anime set to air on Fuji TV April 6 to celebrate the fictitious date the futuristic robot was created.

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