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Sony Corp. on Thursday revised its full-year earnings forecast, just days before reporting full results.
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The casting of Scarlett Johansson as Major Motoko Kusanagi in the Paramount/DreamWorks adaptation of Japanese anime hit Ghost in the Shell has drawn accusations of "whitewashing" and sparked fierce debate on social media across the Western world. But in the home of the manga and anime cult classic, the reaction to the media firestorm was mostly surprise as many Japanese had already assumed that the lead role in a Hollywood version of the story wo...
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The government's energy policy is in the midst of a sea change, from nuclear-generated power to a coal-based industry. by Gavin Bl
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens took in another $2.1 million (¥252 million) on Saturday and Sunday for a total cume of $83.3 million (¥10.1 billion), becoming the biggest hit at the Japanese box office since Frozen.
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Sony Corp.'s film unit recorded a full fiscal year operating profit of $341 million (¥58.5 billion), down 34 percent, the company announced Thursday.
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Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP) and Wowow, Japan's biggest pay TV network, have linked to produce a local version of Cold Case, the two companies announced Thursday.
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Relations between China and Japan, Asia’s two biggest economies and entertainment markets, have fluctuated in the decades since they signed a formal Treaty of Peace and Friendship in 1978. Tensions have risen and fallen over historical issues and territorial disputes. Yet for most of that period, business ties continued to grow; despite a nearly 12 percent drop last year, bilateral trade still amounted to more than $300 billion. And after years o...
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Universal Studios Japan (USJ) set a new attendance record Monday, with 12.7 million visitors, and 24 days to go until the end of its financial year on Mar. 31.
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Ridley Scott's The Martian stayed on top of the box office charts in Japan for the third weekend, pulling in $2.5 million (¥285 million) on Saturday and Sunday from 190,500 admissions for cume of $20 million (¥2.26 billion).
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Sony Corp.'s stock closed up 12.4 percent at �ソ・2,836 ($23.63) in Tokyo on Monday, following better-than-expected quarterly earnings reported by the conglomerate after the Tokyo market closed on Friday.
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