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Corporate History

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1969-1979 
1969March 21 Kagemasa Kozuki (current Chairman of the Board) founded his business.
1973 March 19 KONAMI INDUSTRY CO., LTD (1 million yen in capital) was established and began manufacturing amusement machines for arcades.

KONAMI INDUSTRY CO., LTD (1 million yen in capital) was established and began manufacturing amusement machines for arcades.

1974 February

Capital increased to 4 million yen.

1975 September

Capital increased to 10 million yen.

1978 October

Capital increased to 20 million yen.

1979 January KONAMI started to export products to the United States.
December

Capital increased to 40 million yen.

1980-1989 
1980 May Headquarters moved to newly constructed office building in Osaka.

Headquarters moved to newly constructed office building in Osaka.

1981 March The KONAMI logo was established.

The KONAMI logo was established.

1982 March KONAMI received an investment from Osaka Small and Medium Business Investment & Consultation Co., Ltd. and increased its capital to 120 million yen.
Headquarters moved to Osaka Ekimae Daiyon Building in Kita-ku, Osaka.

Headquarters moved to Osaka Ekimae Daiyon Building in Kita-ku, Osaka.

October KONAMI expanded into the PC game business.
November Konami of America, Inc. (currently Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.) was established in the United States.
1983 November Capital increased to 300 million yen.
December KONAMI expanded into the MSX game business.
1984 March The new Technology Development Center building was established in Osaka.

The new Technology Development Center building was established in Osaka.

May Konami Ltd. (currently Konami Digital Entertainment B.V.) was established in the United Kingdom.
October KONAMI was listed on the Second Section of the Osaka Securities Exchange (specially designated stocks in the second section).
Capital increased to 2,940 million yen.

KONAMI was listed on the Second Section of the Osaka Securities Exchange (specially designated stocks in the second section).
Capital increased to 2,940 million yen.

December Konami GmbH (currently Konami Digital Entertainment B.V) was established in Germany.
KONAMI expanded into the Nintendo ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM (called "FAMILY COMPUTER" in Japan) game business.
1985 November Capital increased to 5,227 million yen.
1986 August A new corporate identity was introduced. The new KONAMI logo was established.

A new corporate identity was introduced. The new KONAMI logo was established.

Headquarters moved to the newly constructed Konami Software Development Building in Chuo-ku, Kobe.

Headquarters moved to the newly constructed Konami Software Development Building in Chuo-ku, Kobe.

October The new Production Control Department and Distribution Center was established in Osaka.

The new Production Control Department and Distribution Center was established in Osaka.

November

Capital increased to 8,095 million yen.

1987 December Konami Kosan Co., Ltd. (currently Konami Real Estate, Inc.) was established.
1988 February KONAMI was listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
August KONAMI was listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Osaka Securities Exchange.

KONAMI was listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Osaka Securities Exchange.


1990-1999 
1991 May Konami Technology Development Center (currently Kobe Office) was established in Nishi-ku, Kobe.

Konami Technology Development Center (currently Kobe Office) was established in Nishi-ku, Kobe.

June KONAMI INDUSTRY CO., LTD. changed its trade name to KONAMI CO., LTD.
1992 September

KONAMI expanded into the pachinko & pachinko slot machines business, creating LCD games for Pachinko machines.

1993 April Headquarters moved to Minato-ku, Tokyo.

Headquarters moved to Minato-ku, Tokyo.

1994 August The Tokyo Technical Center (currently Kanagawa Office) was established in Zama, Kanagawa.

The Tokyo Technical Center (currently Kanagawa Office) was established in Zama, Kanagawa.

September Konami (Hong Kong) Limited (currently Konami Digital Entertainment Limited) was established in Hong Kong.
1995 January The Kobe Building in Chuo-ku, Kobe was damaged due to the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake.

The Kobe Building in Chuo-ku, Kobe was damaged due to the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake.

1996 November US holding company, Konami Corporation of America was established.
Konami Australia Pty Ltd was established in Australia.
1997 January Konami Gaming, Inc. was established in the United States.
March

Capital increased to 11,892million yen.

The Amusement Machine Division Plant (merged with the current Kobe Office) was established in Nishi-ku, Kobe.

The Amusement Machine Division Plant (merged with the current Kobe Office) was established in Nishi-ku, Kobe.

October KONAMI expanded into the Australian gaming machines market.
November KONAMI was listed on the Stock Exchange of Singapore.
European holding company, Konami Europe B.V. (currently Konami Digital Entertainment B.V.) was established in the Netherlands.
1998 March

Capital increased to 12,020million yen.

October The KONAMI logo was changed from italics to plain text.

The KONAMI logo was changed from italics to plain text.

1999 February KONAMI entered into the card game business.
March Capital increased to 13,014million yen.
September KONAMI was listed on the London Stock Exchange.

KONAMI was listed on the London Stock Exchange.

December The registered office of KONAMI was transferred from Chuo-ku, Kobe to Minato-ku, Tokyo.
2000-2004 
2000 January KONAMI became the first Japanese company to enter the world’s largest gaming machines market in the United States.
March Capital increased to 15,793million yen.
June Konami Software Shanghai, Inc. was established in China.
July The corporate name was changed from KONAMI CO., LTD. to KONAMI CORPORATION.
November KONAMI announced a new type of financial product called "Game Fund Tokimeki Memorial".
2001 February PEOPLE CO., LTD. (currently Konami Sports & Life Co., Ltd.), became a KONAMI subsidiary through a friendly TOB (take over bid) and KONAMI expanded into the Health & Fitness business.
March

Capital increased to 47,399 million yen.

August Acquired capital in Hudson Soft Company, Limited, making it an affiliated company.
2002 March KONAMI launched e-AMUSEMENT (an online service for arcade machines).
April KONAMI's sports venues assumed the new title of "Konami Sports Club".
August Headquarters moved to the Marunouchi Building in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.

Headquarters moved to the Marunouchi Building in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.

September KONAMI was listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

KONAMI was listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

2003 April KONAMI introduced a new logo on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the company's establishment.

KONAMI introduced a new logo on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the company's establishment.

October KONAMI was added to the Nikkei Stock Average (Nikkei 225).
2005-2009 
2005 June The new office and production facility for gaming machines was built in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.

The new office and production facility for gaming machines was built in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.

2006 February Internet Revolution, Inc. was established as a joint venture company with Internet Initiative Japan Inc.

Internet Revolution, Inc. was established as a joint venture company with Internet Initiative Japan Inc.

March KONAMI acquired capital in Resort Solution Co., Ltd. (equity method affiliate), simultaneously securing a business alliance.
Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. was newly established to take over KONAMI’s digital entertainment business and KONAMI CORPORATION shifted to a pure holding company.
August KPE, Inc. started distributing pachinko slot machines.
2007 April Headquarters moved to Tokyo Midtown in Minato-ku, Tokyo.

Headquarters moved to Tokyo Midtown in Minato-ku, Tokyo.

2008
August Two swimmers from the KONAMI Swimming Team and a gymnast from the KONAMI Gymnastics Team represented Japan's national squad in the 29th Olympic Games (2008/Beijing), winning medals in top places.
September KONAMI entered into a licensing agreement with the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) to produce and sell football (soccer) games.
2010- 
2010 September KONAMI expanded distribution of its social media contents for social networking services (SNS).
November KONAMI introduced "e-AMUSEMENT Participation".
2011 January KONAMI made ABILIT CORPORATION (currently TAKASAGO ELECTRIC INDUSTRY CO., LTD.) a wholly-owned subsidiary through a share exchange.
September KONAMI acquired land accompanied by a building in Ichinomiya, Aichi (currently the Konami Group Ichinomiya Office).
October Konami Facility Service, Inc. was established.
December Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. was selected as a recipient of a Thomson Reuters 2011 Top 100 Global Innovator Award.
2012 February KPE・TAKASAGO Sales Co., Ltd. was established.
March Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. absorbed Hudson Soft Company, Limited.
June Takuya Kozuki assumed the position of President and Representative Director of KONAMI CORPORATION.
July Four athletes from Konami Gymnastic and Swimming Team represented Japan's national squad in the 30th Olympic Games (2012/London), winning a total of 6 medals including the gold medal won by Kohei Uchimura in the men's individual all-around gymnastics event.
August Konami Digital Entertainment Pte. Ltd. was established in Singapore.
2013 April Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. was relocated in Windsor, U.K., as the European headquarters.
June KONAMI acquired land for Konami Creative Center Ginza in Chuo-ku, Tokyo.
September Los Angeles Studio (Kojima Productions) was established in the United States.
October The groundbreaking ceremony for the second Gaming & Systems Business Factory was held in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.The groundbreaking ceremony for the second Gaming & Systems Business Factory
was held in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.