President's Message

Kimihiko Higashio Representative Director, President KONAMI HOLDINGS CORPORATION - KONAMI HOLDINGS CORPORATION

I would like to express my sincere gratitude for your continued patronage of the Konami Group's products and services.

The Konami Group's Digital Entertainment, Amusement, Gaming & Systems and Sports businesses operate in the fields of Entertainment and Sports.

In the 50 some years since our founding in 1969, we have strived to create new forms of fun by globally providing innovative products and services that capture the era's crest of the wave.

Evolution in technology has brought about various changes in people's lives. New technologies in the digital field, such as metaverse, NFT, artificial intelligence (AI), VR/AR, fifth/sixth generation mobile communications (5G/6G), and cloud technology, will have significant impact on the business environment. These technologies will further enhance the value of our intangible assets, such as content and development capabilities, and enable us to take on the challenge in creating new user experiences, thereby providing numerous opportunities for growth.

In the current situation where social conditions change drastically, it is necessary to respond to the New Normal environment by continuing to transform ourselves with a sense of speed. At the same time, we will work to co-create new values by collaborating with partners who can generate synergies. Please look forward for our new products and services for the next era.

To contribute to the development of society as a whole, we will further promote ESG-friendly management toward the realization of SDGs. We will particularly focus in developing human resources who will support the future by engaging in diversity and "Health & Productivity Management" to create an environment where each employee can achieve their full potential and grow alongside the company. We will also accelerate our engagement to respond to climate change issues in line with TCFD's recommendations.

Over the next 50 years, the Konami Group will continue to strive for sustainable growth, and boldly take on challenges to catch the crest of the wave.

We look forward to your patronage and humbly ask for your continued support going forward.

Kimihiko Higashio
Representative Director, President
KONAMI HOLDINGS CORPORATION