89 Japanese publishers & tech companies kaunch digital publishing industry association

From Trading Markets:

A Japanese industry association for facilitating smooth cooperation among those in the e-book business was established Tuesday, headed by Dai Nippon Printing Co. (TSE:7912) and Toppan Printing Co. (TSE:7911).

The Association for E-publishing Business Solution, or AEBS, started up with 89 members, consisting of electrical machinery, telecommunications and printing companies, as well as bookstores and various organizations. Its inaugural meeting Tuesday was attended by Toshiba Corp. (TSE:6502), Panasonic Corp . (TSE:6752), NTT DoCoMo Inc. (TSE:9437) and others.

One detail that I find rather interesting is that a similar group was formed back in March, but that one only had publishers as members.

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