Culture and Academic

Konami Sports Club Certified as "Tokyo Sports Promotion Company" for Four Consecutive Years

Konami Sports Club Co., Ltd. is proud to announce that it has been certified as a "Tokyo Sports Promotion Company" in FY 2018.

The goal of the "Tokyo Sports Promotion Company Certification Program" is to make "Sports City Tokyo" a reality in the run-up to 2020, by recognizing companies that promote employees' sports activities and engage in sports-related social contribution activities as "Tokyo Sports Promotion Companies." At the same time, it independently promotes corporate sports activities and generates public interest in sports.

Konami Sports Club has been certified as a "Tokyo Sports Promotion Company" for the fourth year in a row since the program began in 2015, having been recognized for its range of activities, including employment of athletes, management of its gymnastics and swimming teams, and promotion of sports through various lessons given by our members.

Since establishing our in-house gymnastics and swimming teams, we have been fully supporting our members for many years, with the goal of nurturing and producing athletes that can compete on the world stage. We have not only provided training facilities, but also an environment where our employees can balance work and sports events.

Through participation in various activities offered at Konami Sports Club facilities, such as meets and classes, our team members make ongoing efforts to foster greater interest and participation in sports. They achieve this by demonstrating the appeal of gymnastics and swimming, and providing lessons.

In addition, we have continued to hire retired athletes as employees, and have created an environment where they can nurture aspiring athletes as well as instruct children by drawing on own experiences. In fact, our retired athletes are currently active as coaches.

We also offer various programs at Konami Sports Club facilities nationwide that contribute to the growing number of sports fans, such as "Undo-jyuku" classes for children, and various fitness/sports classes that both children and adults can enjoy. We have also continued to lend our support to the restoration of the areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake through exercise programs for seniors and children held in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture; and Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture.

Konami Sports Club considers sports promotion to be an integral part of society, and will strive to convey the joy and importance of sports and exercise to a wider audience. In line with this, we will contribute to the nurturing of world-class athletes, and promote the growth and development of sports.

image Ryohei Kato, Konami Sports Gymnastics Team,
instructs a student during gym class
image Takuro Fujii, Konami Sports Swimming Team’s coach
and former Olympic athlete, nurtures the next generation of athletes