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‘Godzilla vs. Kong’: Film Review

Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall and Brian Tyree Henry head the cast in this epic smackdown between two monster-movie legends, both of them also facing a man-made threat.

Netflix Leases Soundstages at Japan’s Toho Studios

The production footprint expansion follows similar deals in South Korea, and comes as Japan emerges as Netflix's largest revenue market in Asia.

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 the major integrated studios. 

Kaoru Yachigusa, Actress in Oscar-Winner ‘Samurai, the Legend of Musashi,’ Dies at 88

Japanese actress Kaoru Yachigusa, who appeared opposite Toshiro Mifune in the Oscar winner 'Samurai, the Legend of Musashi,' has died. She was 88.

Japan Box Office Boom Fueled by Free Time and Rising Wages

Defying a slowly shrinking population and the rise of streaming platforms, Japan's box office is spiking in 2019 thanks to rising wages, a shift in corporate culture and a strong lineup of local and Hollywood films. Box office revenue was up 16 percent in the first half of the year, with July alone surging 30 percent from the same corridor in 2018.

Machiko Kyo, Star of Akira Kurosawa’s ‘Rashomon,’ Dies at 95

Machiko Kyo, star of films by many of Japan's legendary directors, including Akira Kurosawa, Teinosuke Kinugasa, Kenji Mizoguchi, Kon Ichikawa and Yasujiro Ozu, has died. She was 95.

Karaoke Screenings, Cosplay and “Repeaters” Keep ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Fever Alive in Japan

The Queen biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody' has now spent 13 weeks in the box office top five charts and is one of the biggest Hollywood films in Japan since 2000, thanks to karaoke screenings, Cosplay support and repeat screenings.

Tokyo Fest Celebrates Godzilla’s 64th Birthday, With No Retirement in Sight

The latest film in the classic monster franchise will close this year's festival.

Haruo Nakajima, Original ‘Godzilla’ Actor, Dies at 88

He wore the iconic monster suit for 12 films from 1954 to 1972, as well as appearing in Akira Kurosawa classics at Toho.

Japan’s Toho Forecasts Record Profits Boosted by Anime Hit ‘Your Name’ and ‘Godzilla’

The giant studio and distributor reversed a forecast for a 14 percent drop in profits for the current year to a 28 percent jump to ?33 billion ($318 million).

Japan Box Office: Toho’s ‘Godzilla Resurgence’ Opens With $6.1 Million

The first Japanese 'Godzilla' in 12 years bows atop the box office, but fails to land monster-sized numbers.

Godzilla Actor Hiroshi Koizumi Dies at 88

The actor appeared in a number of Toho's classic monster films before becoming a TV quiz presenter.