Publishing house Kadokawa ties up with Taiwan game company Gamania

Business Oct 16, 2019

Publishing house Kadokawa ties up with Taiwan game company Gamania

Japanese publisher Kadokawa Corp. has set up a media company in Taiwan in partnership with Taiwanese game developer Gamania Digital Entertainment Co., aiming to accelerate the digitization of its business. The joint venture, named WalkerMedia Co., was launched in July with capital of 100 million ...

Entertainment News Jan 21, 2015

James Patterson to launch explosive 'Private Vegas'

James Patterson, already among the world's best-selling authors, plans to shake up the publishing industry with the launch of his new novel, "Private Vegas," which will self-destruct within 24 hours. A deep-pocketed fan willing to spend $294,038 will be flown to an undisclosed location for ...

Business / Corporate Oct 1, 2014

Publisher Kadokawa, Internet firm Dwango complete merger

Leading publisher Kadokawa Corp. and Nico Nico Douga video portal provider Dwango Co. integrated their management Wednesday, aiming to capitalize on their respective business strengths and expand operations in Asia and other regions. The companies, which formed a capital alliance in 2011, became subsidiaries of ...

For e-book sellers, tax hike distorts field

Business Dec 3, 2013

For e-book sellers, tax hike distorts field

Japanese publishers and distributors of electronic books are increasingly alarmed by the upcoming consumption tax hike in the absence of a system to tax e-books and other digital content purchased from overseas vendors such as the U.S.-based Internet giant Inc. and Japanese online ...

Business / Corporate Jun 13, 2013

News Corp. publishing arm breakup plan wins approval

After years of being criticized by investors for his love of newspapers, News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch is now a step closer to cleaving off his declining publishing business. Shareholders voted to approve the breakup plan at a special meeting in New York, where the ...