Company Description (as filed with the SEC)
Our business was founded by our current Representative Director, Chairman, Kagemasa Kozuki, in Osaka on March 21, 1969. KONAMI was incorporated as a joint stock corporation under the laws of Japan on March 19, 1973 under the name Konami Industries Co., Ltd. We originally were established to produce amusement arcade games and since that time have expanded the range of our products. We began to produce and market microcomputer-equipped video game machines in 1978, video game software for personal computers in 1982, game software for a home video game system in 1985 and software for LCDs for pachinko machines in 1992. We began our toy and hobby business in 1996. We obtained a license to manufacture and sell gaming machines in Nevada, and entered the gaming business in the United States in 2000. We entered the fitness club and equipment business through our acquisition of PEOPLE CO., LTD., which was renamed Konami Sports Corporation, in February 2001. ... More ...