Blockbuster animated feature "Spirited Away" scored record TV ratings of 46.9% Jan. 24 on broadcaster Nippon TV.
Japanese pubcaster NHK celebrated its 50th anniversary Saturday with a 16-hour marathon on its terrestrial channel reminiscing on its last five decades of programming. It also marked the occasion…
The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) concluded its 39th general assembly in Tokyo on Friday after adopting a resolution calling for unrestricted use of the broadcast frequencies currently…
After decades of growth, the Japanese commercial TV industry has been suffering from a triple hit: the country's prolonged recession, which has trimmed ad revs; a cutback in funding for the…
The most noticeable effect of the economic downturn on Japanese broadcasters is tighter budgets for local shows.
The Japanese networks tend to source almost 100% of their programming domestically, except for a few documentaries and latenight movies, or formats such as "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" and…
Universal Studios Japan will take in 795.2 billion yen ($61 billion) during its first year -- about three times more than estimated, according to the Daiwa Research Institute.
Japanese film distributor Movie Television has inked a pic pact with Tokyo's Sundance Co.
The world's first commercial shot in the Russian module of the international space station was unveiled by Japan's Dentsu ad agency Monday.
Japanese commercial terrestrial networks increased their April-September revenues compared to a year ago, but two of them saw their profits falter.
Distribber Toho's animated hit "Spirited Away," which set a B.O. record in Japan Saturday, will be released by Disney in France, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan in December.
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