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Japan Zone Friends

Due to many long-term issues with Meta4 Group (HK) Limited, the company that provided the infrastructure and handled all membership for Japan Zone Friends, I have decided to sever Japan Zone's relationship with them.

While I enjoyed a good working relationship with Meta4 going back to their earliest years, in the last couple of years their financial problems and increasingly belligerent attitude regarding affiliate payments to Japan Zone and many other partner websites have led to a widespread breakdown in the WorldFriends network. Rather than seek to resolve the clear problems within a network which they had created and were responsible for, Meta4 sought to blame their partners, and delays in quarterly affiliate payments became longer and more widespread. In some cases, affiliates have not been paid for several years.

So in this context, Japan Zone officially ended its business relationship with Meta4 on February 27th, 2016. Having allowed a couple of weeks for Meta4 to take steps to avoid inconveniencing its members, we changed the domain name records for friends.japan-zone.com today, March 15th, 2016. This URL/domain name now points to the Japan Zone homepage and it is no longer possible to login to Japan Zone Friends.

Any questions or complaints regarding your Japan Zone Friends membership should be addressed to Meta4 through the WorldFriends website.

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank each and every person who joined Japan Zone Friends over the years. Unfortunately, Japan Zone does not currently offer any alternative social network, but let's face it - these days there are plenty of other ways out there for you to meet Japanese people online.

Mark McBennett
Owner, Japan Zone