Zynga Japan Closes its Offices


More bad news for Zynga, as the developer will close its Japanese offices by January’s end. The news was injected courtesy of Zynga’s CEO of Japan operations, Kenji Matsubara, via Facebook.

The status, orignally in Japanese, was translated by Dr. Serkan Toto, who explained to us non-Japanese that Zynga Japan will shut down in January. Matsubara also thanked the users in his post for playing Zynga’s games, and took the time to assure us that Ayakashi, a card battle game, will continue its service.

Zynga Japan’s website has also updated to read, roughly:

“Notice of dissoultion of a Japanese corporation.

Thank you for patronizing always Zynga Japan. That we will continue to work but I get the kindness of everybody over two and a half years since its establishment as the Japanese subsidiary of U.S. company Zynga, to dissolve the corporation Womochimashite Japan January 31, 2013 due to various reasons became.

I would like to thank deeply from my heart to everyone, including the customer who enjoys the title of our past, we received your support.

Because we will continue to service beyond January 31, 2013 “Yin Ayakashi record” has gotten (and Android version of iOS) well received, thank you for your continued patronage and support.”

Zynga’s CEO of Japan operations, Kenji Matsubara, announced via Facebook that the company’s Japanese offices will close by the end of January, according to a post from a Japanese mobile and social consultant.

Dr. Serkan Toto translated Matsubara’s status, which reads that Zynga Japan will shut down at the end of January. Matusabara thanked users for playing the company’s games and added that the service for card battle game Ayakashi will continue.

The following message was translated by TechCrunch through Google:

“Notice of dissolution of a Japanese corporation

Thank you for patronizing always Zynga Japan. That we will continue to work but I get the kindness of everybody over two and a half years since its establishment as the Japanese subsidiary of U.S. company Zynga, to dissolve the corporation Womochimashite Japan January 31, 2013 due to various reasons.

I would like to thank deeply from my heart to everyone, including the customer who enjoys the title of our past, we received your support.

Because we will continue to service beyond January 31, 2013 “Yin Ayakashi record” has gotten (and Android version of iOS) well received, thank you for your continued patronage and support.”

Source: Polygon

By John Kilhefner

Johnny is a freelance writer whose work features on PopMatters, Critical Distance, Nightmare Mode, Writer's Weekly, GlobalPost and much, much more. Um, If his mom is reading this, he says he applied at that "one place" but they're currently not hiring. Now he's telling me to tell her that he'll, uh, be back with the car by six...


Around The Network