*to Hanlon's razor: Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
Saturday, 5 March 2011
Kodansha goes belly-up?
This is a big %$#@ing deal if you read English, and have any interest in Japanese culture or language: more than half of the books you've used come from them. Of course there's plenty online nowadays, but you still need a hard copy now and then. Kodansha so dominates this market that its influence on Japan's image abroad (idealized) is more important than anything JET, JNTO or The Japan Foundation have done.
Addendum: non-story, 'tempest in a tea pot'...