Jan 10, 2017

Kodansha deputy editor arrested for alleged murder of wife

Tokyo police have arrested a 41-year-old deputy editor of major publisher Kodansha Ltd. on suspicion of killing his 38-year-old wife last August. The suspect has denied the charge, investigative sources said Tuesday. He served as deputy editor of the publisher’s weekly manga Shonen Magazine ...

Kodansha manga to get same-day global release

Oct 29, 2013

Kodansha manga to get same-day global release

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Starting Wednesday, major publishing firm Kodansha Ltd. will make new manga installments digitally available in English worldwide on the same day they’re released in Japan. Kodansha hopes the business decision will help curb the increasing threat to its overseas sales posed by bilingual anime ...

Apple offers Japanese e-book service

Mar 7, 2013

Apple offers Japanese e-book service

Apple on Wednesday launched Japanese-language electronic books in Japan, a move likely to further intensify competition with online retailer Amazon.com Inc. E-books purchased via Apple’s website iBookstore can be read on such devices as iPad tablet computers and iPhones. Users will be able to ...