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Tokyo: Auteur Koji Fukada Strives to Remain Independent Despite Studio Dominance In Japan

Japanese auteur Koji Fukada, this year's Director in Focus at Tokyo International Film Festival, on grappling with life and death, doing things his way, and the domination of the domestic industry by…

Tokyo Film Festival Opens With Light COVID-19 Restrictions, Support from Christopher Nolan

The Tokyo International Film Festival kicked off its 33rd edition Saturday with an abbreviated red carpet and a series of photo ops featuring Japanese stars separated by plexiglass dividers…

Tokyo Film Festival: Why Japan Will Be a Key Battlefront in the Netflix-Disney+ Streaming Wars

Japan, the world's third largest economy, was the first Asian market where Hulu, Netflix and Disney launched their streaming services. Now, the country's rich creative legacies and love of Hollywood…

‘Foreboding’ Director Kiyoshi Kurosawa on Being a Horror Master Who Doesn’t Like Gore

The veteran helmer discusses his Berlin entry, and why an economically efficient Japanese film industry would make him unemployed.

Japan Box Office: ‘Spectre’ Opens on Top, ‘Peanuts’ at No. 2

Including preview screenings last weekend, the heavily marketed new Bond film has taken $6.9 million in Japan.

Sony Execs in Privacy Hot Seat

THE REPORT: Recently promoted Kaz Hirai faces test of leadership as costs from security breach could hit $2 billion.

’24’ Finale Pulled in Japan

The plot is deemed inappropriate in light of the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant.

Japan TV Sector Slowly Recovering

MIPTV: Disaster bolsters reputation of NHK, but local stations wary of returning to regular programming too soon.

Full List of Tokyo International Film Festival Award Winners

This is the complete list of winners from the Tokyo International Film Festival, which concluded Sunday night.

‘Intimate Grammar’ Wins as Tokyo Festival Closes

The 23rd Tokyo International Film Festival came to a close Sunday with Intimate Grammar taking the $50,000 Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix -- the second time Israeli director Nir Bergman has won the main…

‘Zephyr’ Helmer Slows Pace for Film ‘Family’

Turkish filmmaker Belmas Bas working on script for next film in series.

Japan’s TBS Strikes Out with Potential Baseball Team Buyer

The leading bidder for the Yokohama BayStars baseball team has dropped out, meaning Tokyo Broadcasting System Holdings may be left with another year running the loss-making franchise that the…