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Electronic Arts Continues Mass Layoffs: Japan Office Closes



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EA Games announced that with an official announcement, they closed the Japanese office.

Famitsu reports that the closure is part of the mass layoffs announced yesterday, which will see 350 people around the world made redundant.

CEO Andrew Wilson announced that the company’s presence in both Japan and Russia will decrease. In the statement, the publisher said Japan is still important to them.

Here is what they said:

“These are important but very hard decisions, and we do not take them lightly,” said Wilson in his statement yesterday.

We are friends and colleagues at EA, we appreciate and value everyone’s contributions, and we are doing everything we can to ensure we are looking after our people to help them through this period to find their next opportunity. This is our top priority.”

According to the latest news of, EA’s Russian division will similarly be shutting down.