The longtime script supervisor and assistant to legendary Japanese director and screenwriter Akira Kurosawa praised the filmmaker's inclusion as an honoree of the 2013 Jean Renoir Award.
Japan concerned about international content revenue
With declining auds, closed plexes and scrapped projects, the film biz has suffered like many other industries following the Great East Japan Earthquake, but it has nonetheless played a role in…
While Japanese cultural exports have been popularized overseas in recent years, such content has not been as lucrative as it could be, and the government is moving to do something about it.
In the opening sequences of 3D sci-fi actioner "Resident Evil: Afterlife," Tokyo's fashionable Shibuya shopping district winds up in chaos and ruins.
Hollywood may be steadily producing 3D films, but in Japan, 2D domestic pics still dominate at the B.O.
Non-mainstream Japanese dramas and comedies routinely receive substantial critical acclaim internationally, but a new wave of low-budget cult pics is slipping under the radar and gathering an…
Tokyo's Kabukicho entertainment area, once one of Japan's most vibrant cinema districts, is experiencing a rapid shuttering of its theaters, as their aging buildings lose auds to modern plexes nearby.
A scan of Japan's recent year-end B.O. charts reveals a familiar recurring theme: Storylines for top films are typically based on a hit television series or drawn from a popular manga (comicbook).
In spite of the weak economy, Tiffcom organizers feel the blend of content and quality offered by the Oct. 20-22 marketplace that coincides with the Tokyo Intl. Film Festival.
Investment in technology and a commitment to innovation have made exhib T-Joy Entertainment, under executive director Naoshi Yoda, the leader in the march toward digital conversion within the world's…