Virus Emergency Threatens to Tarnish Japan's Golden Week (Again)

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April 22, 2021

Virus Emergency Threatens to Tarnish Japan's Golden Week (Again)

A new state of emergency in Tokyo and Osaka could badly dent Golden Week, normally peak season for box office in Japan.

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Director Jia Zhangke Launches Shanxi Film Academy in China

Director Jia Zhangke has formally launched his new venture, a filmmaking school in his native Shanxi staffed by other top Chinese directors.

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Salman Khan's 'Radhe' Adopting Multiplatform Release After India's COVID Resurgence

The resurgent pandemic in India is forcing ZEE Studios to release Salman Khan vehicle "Radhe" simultaneously in theaters and online.

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Emtek Bets Heavily on Streaming and Indonesia's Digital Economy

Vidio-owner Emtek is betting heavily on streaming and expansion of Indonesia’s digital economy, while still keeping traditional TV ali …

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Chinese Streamer iQIYI Eyes Australia, New Zealand Moves

Chinese streaming firm iQIYI is looking to expand in Australia and New Zealand following similar moves in Southeast Asia.

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World Press Freedom Index Ranks China Near Last, Cites 'Grave Threat' to Hong Kong Journalism

The 2021 World Press Freedom Index ranks China 177th out of 180 countries and warns that Hong Kong journalism is under 'grave threat.'

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Catchplay Snares Former HBO Asia Chief Jonathan Spink as Principal Advisor

Taiwan-based streamer Catchplay has snared former HBO Asia chief Jonathan Spink as its principal advisor.

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