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The Kodansha Ltd. publishing house said it has lodged a protest with Amazon.com Inc.’s Japan unit, saying the online retailer unilaterally withdrew all of more than 1,000 titles from its subscription-based e-book service.

Another publisher, Kobunsha Co., likewise said Monday that its 550 titles have been pulled from the service, called Kindle Unlimited, that was launched by Amazon Japan on Aug. 3.

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