News on film from Japan

Yakuza film star Joe Shishido dies at 86

Joe Shishido appeared in 170 films for studio Nikkatsu

4 weeks ago

‘Weathering for You’ hits ¥10 billion at box office

'Weathering with You' will make its North American premier at the Toronto Film Festival

6 months ago

Flashback: Actor Shintaro Katsu deported from Hawaii after cocaine found in underwear

Katsu claimed during his trial, 'Inside the aircraft, I received the drugs from an unknown person'

9 months ago

Film director Toshiaki Toyoda accused of possessing gun

Toyoda made his debut with thriller 'Pornostar' in 1998

10 months ago

Sion Sono hospitalized after heart attack

Sono underwent a surgical procedure; his life is currently not in danger, according to his agency

1 year ago

Father of actor Tadanobu Asano arrested for use of stimulant drugs

Suspect tested positive for kakuseizai, or stimulant drugs, at the Shibuya Police Station

2 years ago

Boy’s town: Documentary examines underside of Tokyo gay quarter

'Boys For Sale' presents a rare view of the underground trade in young boys in the 2-chome gay quarter through…

2 years ago

Film based on novel by AV actress Mana Sakura in competition at Tokyo fest

TIFF will screen more than 200 films at Roppongi Hills, EX Theater Roppongi and other locations in Tokyo

2 years ago

Keisuke Koide referred to prosecutors for fraternizing with teen girl

Keisuke Koide denies knowing the girl was underage before getting her drunk and taking her to a hotel in Osaka

2 years ago

Director Seijun Suzuki dies at 93

Auteur gained popularity overseas with 'Tokyo Drifter' and 'Branded to Kill'

3 years ago