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3 Japanese Publishers to Start Book Distribution with Marubeni

3 Japanese Publishers to Start Book Distribution with Marubeni

   Tokyo, May 14 (Jiji Press)--Major trading house Marubeni Corp. <8002> said Friday it has started talks with three major publishers in Japan on setting up together a new book distribution company by the end of this year.
   The three publishers--Kodansha Ltd., Shueisha Inc. and Shogakukan Inc.--will enter the book distribution business in a rare move for a publisher in Japan, where Tohan Corp. and other major distributors dominate the market.

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