Sony Mobile has announced that there will be over 1,000 jobs lost as a result of moving its headquarters from Lund, Sweden to Tokyo, Japan. This decision is part of the process that started when Sony bought out Ericsson from the business and Sony Mobile CEO Kunimasa Suzuki says that this does not undermine Sony’s efforts in the mobile arena.

“Sony has identified the mobile business as one of its core businesses and the Xperia smartphone portfolio continues to gain momentum with customers and consumers worldwide,” said Suzuki. “We are accelerating the integration and convergence with the wider Sony group to continue enhancing our offerings, and a more focused and efficient operational structure will help to reduce Sony Mobile’s costs, enhance time to market efficiency and bring the business back to a place of strength.”