The End of Mogi?

2 weeks ago, the servers hosting the Japanese GPS mobile phone game Mogi Item Hunt crashed. To date, the servers are still down and the front page of the site simply displays a little note explaining that they are working on getting it back online asap. I have no details on the causes of the crash (technical or financial) or why it is taking so long to restart them…
Has it just become too expensive to maintain this game alive? Applications are endless and the technology could be reused to build a hundred offspring apps, but in the meantime, Mogi had always struggled to find a sound business plan.
Does anybody have more info than that?

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