KONAMI Tohoku Reconstruction Assistance Event:
"Cheering Everyone Up"
Attended by the Gold Medalists Ryohei Kato and Yusuke Tanaka
Holds "Kids Exercise Class" by Konami Sports Club Gymnastics Team in Kesennuma

January 13, 2017

KONAMI HOLDINGS CORPORATION

In an effort to continuously support the reconstruction of the affected areas by the Great East Japan Earthquake, the Konami Group holds a special event dubbed KONAMI Tohoku Reconstruction Assistance Event: "Cheering Everyone Up" in the city of Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

The event will be attended by athletes affiliated with the Konami Sports Club Gymnastics Team who have been active at competitions both in Japan and abroad, including the gold medalists Ryohei Kato and Yusuke Tanaka, with the goal of providing a chance for children to discover the sheer joy of moving their body through interaction with the athletes, such as a talk show, mini games, and a ceremonial photo session.
By utilizing donations collected from all the Konami Group employees for running the program, the entire group strives to support the restoration of the affected areas.

The Konami Group has engaged in a range of assistance efforts to support the reconstruction of the affected areas, such as donations (one hundred million yen), healthcare management carried out through our IT systems, by conducting exercise classes, and annual support through donations collected from all the Konami Group employees. In 2016, we initiated the "Exercise Program for Seniors" (in Kesennuma) and a "Kids Dancing Class" (in Rikuzentakata) under the theme of "Cheering Everyone Up."
By drawing on previously established expertise in our Health & Fitness business, we continue to offer support for the reconstruction and further development of the affected areas through such programs.

[Overview of the KONAMI Tohoku Reconstruction Assistance Event: "Cheering Everyone Up"]

Event Name KONAMI Tohoku Reconstruction Assistance Event: "Cheering Everyone Up"
Schedule 10 a.m. to Noon
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Venue Kesennuma City General Gymnasium
Address: 44-180 Akaiwamakisawa, Kesennuma, Miyagi
Program The Program Includes:
An exercise class for kids conducted by the Konami Sports Club Gymnastics Team, mini games, a talk show event with the medalists, a ceremonial photo session and more
*Attendees: 100 elementary school students (Scheduled), Public visitors: Up to 1,000 visitors (Scheduled)
Athletes Attending (Scheduled):
Yusuke Tanaka, Masataka Aoyama, Shotaro Shirai, Sho Yokoyama, Minori Koyama, Ryohei Kato and Yoshiaki Furutani
Director & Coaches (Scheduled):
Director: Kato, Coaches: Moriizumi, Sato and Sekiguchi
Organizers Konami Group Shain-kai and Kesennuma City Board of Education
Cooperators Kesennuma City Sports Association, Kesennuma City Gymnastics Association and Konami Sports Club

[About the Konami Sports Club Gymnastics Team]
Based in the Konami Sports Club Gymnastic Team’s dedicated gymnasium (Soka, Saitama), team members who have accomplished a number of achievements at competitions both in Japan and abroad, including Captain Yamamuro, Sub-captain Tanaka, Shirai, and the gold medalist Kato, make continued efforts to develop their skills through daily training with the goal of achieving excellent results. In addition to their daily training, each member also participates in exercise classes and events to convey the joy and pleasure of exercise through teaching gymnastics. Mainly led by Director Kato who has instructed a number of athletes representing Japan and Head Coach Moriizumi, the coaching staff members strive to train and instruct athletes who will be able to represent the future of the sport.
The team currently consists of nine athletes, one Director, one Head Coach and two Coaches (as of January 2017).

Konami Sports Club Athletes’ Website


[Please refer to the following links for information on initiatives relating to the Great East Japan Earthquake:]

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"Exercise Program for Seniors" to help prevent disorders including disuse syndrome
and locomotive syndrome of the elderly
(Started in Kesennuma, Miyagi in July 2016)

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Children cheerfully enjoying dancing at "Kids Dancing Class"
(Started in Rikuzentakata, Iwate in August 2016)

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