Music Dec 23, 2014

Lower sales affected acts worldwide

by Patrick St. Michel

The Japanese music market has faced hard times as of late. Starting with an announcement from the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry in March that the country's music sales dropped 16.7 percent in 2013, the past 12 months saw no particular upswing in ...

Platinum 'Frozen' calendar goes on sale for cool ¥100 million

Business Dec 3, 2014

Platinum 'Frozen' calendar goes on sale for cool ¥100 million

A jeweler in Tokyo's Ginza shopping district on Wednesday put on sale a ¥100 million 2015 calendar made of platinum and featuring images from the hit Disney animation "Frozen." The calendar is on display at the flagship store of Tanaka Kikinzoku Jewelry K.K., a unit ...

'Frozen' warms hearts across Japan

Film Jun 18, 2014

'Frozen' warms hearts across Japan

by May Masangkay

Michiko Miyata had never watched Disney movies, thinking they were only for young people. But she was in for a big surprise when she saw the company's latest animated film about a princess with ice powers and her sister. "I was touched by the story ...