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The Konami Group makes ongoing efforts to offer its employees a better work-life balance based on the belief that our employees can achieve their full potential in their jobs through receiving support from their families and by living a fulfilling lifestyle.
One example is our "KONAMI Family Day" event which has been held since 2013 that provides the employees' children with an opportunity to get a real-life look at what their parents do at the company through having them experience the workplace. Through the event, we hope to offer a valuable opportunity for each family member to gain a deeper understanding of the company, and to foster mutual respect among the employees through interaction with their colleagues' family members.
In March 2017, we held the "KONAMI Family Day 2017" event in five offices, including the Konami Group headquarters (Minato-ku, Tokyo) and offices in Kanagawa and Aichi, which was participated in by crowds of children who were on spring vacation.
On the day of the event, the employees' children were presented with original ID cards and business cards showing their own names. They were also given a tour of the workplace, including game studios, where they got some first-hand experiences of game production and post recording. In addition, the children enjoyed having lunch together with their parents within the office as well as playing KONAMI arcade games, all of which enabled the children to have an array of experiences in the workplace environment that is different from that of their daily lives.
The event was filled with smiles from children whose remarks included: "I thought KONAMI is an interesting company," and "It was really enjoyable to see the process of game production." We also received positive feedback from the employees by saying: "It was a great opportunity for my children to gain a better understanding of my job," "I would like to increase the amount of time spent with my family by performing my job in a more concentrated manner," and "The event gave me an opportunity to feel a renewed sense of awareness about the appeal of my company by the sight of other employees working in different departments."
The Konami Group will continue to create a lively, pleasant working environment for our employees.