False Information Published in "Elneos" Article

March 12, 2015


It has come to our attention that an article referencing KONAMI was published in the "Elneos" March edition, issued March 1 by Elneos Publishing (1-22-7 Bldg.7 Nishi Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo). The article, which is a complete fabrication, makes false statements which bear no relation in any way, shape, or form to KONAMI and its group companies.

KONAMI CORPORATION purchased land at 1-11 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo in June 2013 and has already begun construction of a company building which will not be sold to any third party company. Hence we have not been involved in any kind of transaction to attain property or land used by the pro-Pyongyang General Association of Korean Residents in Japan.

False claims to this effect were made in an article appearing in "FACTA" March edition, issued February 20 by Facta Publishing Ltd. (1-1-4-4F Ogawacho, Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo). KONAMI has already issued Facta Publishing Ltd. a request for a retraction and apology for damaging our social reputation, and will be pursuing legal action as this constitutes an act of defamation.