THQ is to close its Japan publishing arm on February 29th, according to reports.
It said the decision was taken to close the office after the recent well-documented financial troubles of its parent company, based in North America.
THQ recently axed 240 staff, with CEO Brian Farrell halving his salary to $360,000 amid a torrid financial year.
The publisher has also been threatened with a NASDAQ de-listing unless it could turn its revenues around. THQ announced earlier this month a $56 million net loss for the last three months of 2011.
The company however has outlined a 17 game rescue plan of titles including Darksiders II, Metro Last Light and Homefront 2 to help the publisher recover over the next few years.