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Mobile giant DeNA hit by layoffs in Southeast Asia

Japanese mobile outfit DeNA will be laying off an undisclosed number of staff to facilitate restructuring efforts, Tech in Asia has reported.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

December 2, 2015

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Japanese mobile giant DeNA will be laying off an undisclosed number of staff at its Singapore office, Tech in Asia has reported

Although it didn't confirm how many employees would be let go, the company did reveal that some will lose their jobs, while others will be transferred to DeNA's Vietnam office in Hanoi. 

Tomoyuki Akiyama, DeNA’s global public relations representative, confirmed the layoffs, explaining they are being made to ensure DeNA's Southeast Asian operations remain "structured in the best possible way."

"We have decided to reshape the structure of our Southeast Asian operations and integrate part of our Singapore office’s capabilities into our Hanoi office, along with a reduction in workforce in Singapore," said Akiyama.

"The office will be reorganized in a phased manner but we plan to continue our operations in Singapore next year."

This isn't the first round of layoffs at DeNA this year, with the company also reducing its U.S. workforce back in April, just after its partnership with Nintendo was announced.

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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