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HONG KONG FILM REMOVED FROM TOKYO FILM FESTIVAL

September 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Hong Kong-produced movie Floating City has been withdrawn from the Tokyo Film Festival, following violent protests on the Chinese mainland last week over Japan’s decision to “nationalize” the disputed Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea. Britain’s Screen Daily quoted a festival spokesman as saying, “Although we have strongly requested those involved not to […]

HULU TO RISE IN JAPAN

September 2, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The owners of Hulu may be looking around for someone to buy the video website, which carries shows from ABC, NBC, and Fox as well as an assortment of shows produced by other units of the networks’ parent companies, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t looking for other ways to grow their business in […]

JAPAN DISASTERS COULD HIT CONSUMER ELECTRONICS HARD

March 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Sales of consumer-electronics items, including television sets, DVD players, cameras, personal computers, and video-game players are likely to be impacted by the devastating Japanese earthquake and tsunami, Advertising Age observed today (Thursday). The trade publication observed that while the final assembly of those products takes place in other Asian countries, the components are made in […]

DISNEY SUSPENDS OPERATIONS IN JAPAN

March 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

With the threat of a nuclear disaster in Japan unabated a week after the earthquake/tsunami disaster, the Walt Disney Co. said on Thursday that it is suspending its operations in the country. Some of them have already been closed, including its administrative offices, Disney Stores and its two theme parks, Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea. […]

CNN RIDES THE (TIDAL) WAVE TO FORMER DOMINANCE

March 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

When it comes to breaking news — particularly disaster news — CNN can still draw a big audience. The cable news network, which has seen its day-to-day ratings plummet in recent years attracted huge audiences for its coverage of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. TVbytheNumbers.com observed that the 1.25 million viewers 25-54 who tuned […]

PROTESTERS BEGET ANTI-PROTESTERS OVER DOLPHIN DOCUMENTARY

June 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Following a decision by movie theaters in Japan to cancel their planned screenings of a documentary about the slaughter of dolphins in a Japanese village, a group of 55 Japanese journalists, academics and film directors have condemned the angry protests that led to the cancellations. Demonstrators had warned that they would picket theaters showing The […]