Corporate History

1969-1979

1969
March 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 pachislot & pachinko 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 Club 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
Three athletes from Konami Sports Club Gymnastic and Swimming 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 mobile games.
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).
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 Sports Club 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
KONAMI Los Angeles Studio 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.
2014
June
TAKASAGO ELECTRIC INDUSTRY CO., LTD. began sales of pachinko machines.
October
KONAMI celebrated its 30th listing anniversary on the stock exchange in Japan.
2015
March
Konami Business Expert Co., Ltd. was established.
September
The second Gaming & Systems Business Factory was established in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.The second Gaming & Systems Business Factory was established in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
October
KONAMI CORPORATION changed its trade name to KONAMI HOLDINGS CORPORATION.
October
Konami Sports Life Co., Ltd. was newly established to take over a part of Konami Sports & Life Co., Ltd.'s business, including development, manufacture and sales of health and fitness machines and products.
October
Konami Sports & Life Co., Ltd. changed its trade name to Konami Sports Club Co., Ltd.