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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 […]

JAPANESE MOVIE BUSINESS HIT HARD BY DISASTER

March 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In the wake of the earthquake and tsunami,i disasters in Japan, the box office in that country collapsed 41 percent from the previous weekend, mostly due to theater closures in the hard-hit northern area, Daily Variety reported today (Monday). Distributors nevertheless opened three new titles, including Disney’s Tangled (but that film did about half the […]

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 […]

TSUNAMI SWEEPS OVER TV

March 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Japan’s NHK network has provided gripping coverage of the earthquake and tsunami that struck the country early on (Friday). Throughout the day, NHK tracked the devastating progress of the deluge, showing the massive tidal wave carrying boats onto farmlands, sweeping up homes and cars — and people — and carrying them away. The television network […]