) is a leading developer and publisher of numerous popular and strong-selling Toys, trading cards, Anime, Tokusatsu, and computer and video games. The company was founded in 1969 as a jukebox rental and repair business in Osaka, Japan by Kagemasa Kozuki, the still-current chairman and CEO. The name "Konami" is a conjunction of the names Kagemasa "Ko"zuki, Yoshinobu "Na"kama, Hiro "M"atsuda, and Shokichi "I"shihara, who were partners acquired by Kozuki and the original founders of Konami Industry Co., Ltd in 1973. Konami also means "Small waves."
Konami is currently headquartered in Tokyo and additionally operates health and physical fitness clubs in Japan.
On March 19, 1973, Kozuki transformed the business into Konami Industry Co., Ltd. and began work on manufacturing "amusement machines" for arcades. Their first actual game machine wasn't created until 1978. They began to achieve success with hit arcade games such as 1981's ''Scramble'' and ''Super Cobra''.
Between 1982 and 1985, Konami manufactured and sold game software for home PCs, producing games for the MSX and Nintendo's Family Computer ("Famicom") game consoles. This new business was in addition to, not i...
|company type||Public company|
|foundation||March 21, 1969|
|industry|| Computer and video game industry|
Health and fitness
|revenue||JPY 273.4 billion (2004)|
|key people|| Kagemasa Kozuki CEO|
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