KONAMI CORPORATION is proud to announce its support of the Japan professional baseball team "SAMURAI JAPAN". In addition to long-term support of SAMURAI JAPAN and their fight to be world champions, Konami will continue to promote the spread and development of Japanese baseball in all its forms.
SAMURAI JAPAN has claimed victory twice in the WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC™ (below, WBC), both when the championship was first held in 2006, and again in 2009. Hopes run high that the team will be triumphant for a third consecutive time in the 2013 WBC, scheduled to begin in March. SAMURAI JAPAN will also represent Japan in a number of stand-alone international matches to keep their skills as sharp as possible.
Konami Group has a range of deep-running connections to baseball, starting with the creation and distribution of baseball-themed entertainment such as the JIKKYOU PAWAFURU PUROYAKYU series and social media content "Professional Baseball Dream Nine," and extending to its activities as an NPB partner and sponsor of the "KONAMI Nippon Series." Konami greatly anticipates this opportunity to give SAMURAI JAPAN its full, unwavering support, and in so doing, deliver hope, excitement and motivation to people nationwide.