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Sega announces the creation of Sega Sapporo Studio.
Officially open since last December, Sega Sapporo Studio ensures stable and high-quality development activity in response to the global expansion of the market for video games. This new subsidiary is mainly made up of locally recruited employees who take care of the design and programming of the company’s software, as well as debugging to verify the quality of the products. She is also in contact with the other studios of the Japanese publisher which are all based in Tokyo.
Takaya Segawa, President and CEO of Sega Sapporo Studio, said: “Over the past sixty years, Sega has accumulated a wide range of know-how based on its policy of creating new and exciting experiences by taking up the challenge of creating innovative content. Within the studio in Sapporo, we will use this know-how to work with the people who wish to work there, and play a role in the development of entertainment that can be enjoyed and transmitted from Japan to the world.“. Katsuhiro Akimoto, mayor of Sapporo (capital of Hokkaido prefecture and Ishikari sub-prefecture), adds: “We are very happy to welcome this new studio to a city that is committed to promoting the creative industries, and we hope to be able to work hand in hand to develop the industry and the city, while serving as a target for students in computer graphics and programming as well as to children who aspire to be game makers.»
In a press release, Sega specifies that Sapporo has been the political, economic and cultural center of Hokkaido since ancient times and is home to many educational institutions such as universities and vocational schools, making it an attractive environment from the point of view of obtaining human resources. The goal will therefore be to expand employment opportunities for those who wish to work in their home prefecture, and offer options to staff who wish to do a U-turn (when an employee chooses to return to their prefecture of origin) or an I-turn (when an employee leaves to work elsewhere after having worked in his prefecture of origin) within the company.