Monday, May 17, 2004

By the numbers: Japan's Asahi Shimbun reports that many magazines, long accustomed to exaggerating circulation figures, will release more realistic numbers beginning this fall. The new data will be calculated by the Printers' Association of Japan and submitted directly to the Japan Magazine Publishers Association to avoid interference by publishers.

However, the newspaper reports, several magazines -- including comics magazines -- "have expressed less eagerness" in participating in the new data release.