History & Timeline:
: Kagemasa Kozuki November 12, 1940 (age 79) Osaka, Japan (current Chairman of the Board) founded his business.
: KONAMI INDUSTRY CO., LTD (1 million yen in capital) was established and began manufacturing amusement machines for arcades.
: KONAMI started to export products to the United States.
Capital increased to 40 million yen.
: Headquarters moved to newly constructed office building in Osaka.
: The KONAMI logo was established.
: KONAMI received an investment from Osaka Small and Medium Business Investment & Consultation Co., Ltd. and increased its capital to 120 million yen.
Headquarters moved to Osaka Ekimae Daiyon Building in Kita-ku, Osaka.
KONAMI expanded into the PC game business.
Konami of America, Inc. (currently Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.) was established in the United States.
: The new Technology Development Center building was established in Osaka.
Konami Ltd. (currently Konami Digital Entertainment B.V.) was established in the United Kingdom.
KONAMI was listed on the Second Section of the Osaka Securities Exchange (specially designated stocks in the second section).
Capital increased to 2,940 million yen.
Konami GmbH (currently Konami Digital Entertainment B.V) was established in Germany.
KONAMI expanded into the Nintendo ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM (called "FAMILY COMPUTER" in Japan) game business.
: A new corporate identity was introduced. The new KONAMI logo was established.
Headquarters moved to the newly constructed Konami Software Development Building in Chuo-ku, Kobe.
The new Production Control Department and Distribution Center was established in Osaka.
Capital increased to 8,095 million yen.
: Konami Kosan Co., Ltd. (currently Konami Real Estate, Inc.) was established.
: KONAMI was listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
KONAMI was listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Osaka Securities Exchange.
: Konami Technology Development Center (currently Kobe Technical Center) was established in Nishi-ku, Kobe.
KONAMI INDUSTRY CO., LTD. changed its trade name to KONAMI CO., LTD.
: KONAMI expanded into the pachislot & pachinko Machines Business, creating LCD games for Pachinko machines.
: Headquarters moved to Minato-ku, Tokyo.
: The Tokyo Technical Center was established in Zama, Kanagawa.
Konami (Hong Kong) Limited (currently Konami Digital Entertainment Limited) was established in Hong Kong.
: The Kobe Building in Chuo-ku, Kobe was damaged due to the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake.
: The KONAMI logo was changed from italics to plain text.
: KONAMI entered into the card game business.
KONAMI was listed on the London Stock Exchange.
The registered office of KONAMI was transferred from Chuo-ku, Kobe to Minato-ku, Tokyo.
: KONAMI became the first Japanese company to enter the world's largest gaming machines market in the United States.
The corporate name was changed from KONAMI CO., LTD. to KONAMI CORPORATION.
: KONAMI launched e-amusement (an online service for arcade machines).
Headquarters moved to the Marunouchi Building in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.
KONAMI was listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
: KONAMI introduced a new logo on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the company's establishment.
KONAMI was added to the Nikkei Stock Average (Nikkei 225).
: The new office and production facility for gaming machines was built in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
: Internet Revolution, Inc. was established as a joint venture company with Internet Initiative Japan Inc.
: Headquarters moved to Tokyo Midtown in Minato-ku, Tokyo.
: Konami Business Expert Co., Ltd. was established.
The second Gaming & Systems Business Factory was established in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
KONAMI CORPORATION changed its trade name to KONAMI HOLDINGS CORPORATION.
Konami Sports & Life Co., Ltd. changed its trade name to Konami Sports Club Co., Ltd.
August 27 : Metal Gear Solid Pop Up Store
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: Konami Sports Club Kumamoto was hit by the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake.
KONAMI carried out a business restructuring of group companies, in the course of which Konami Amusement Co., Ltd. was established.
: Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. held the Japanese eSports competition “Pawapuro Championships 2017” as an officially recognized tournament of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB).
: Konami Amusement (Thailand) Co., Ltd., the local subsidiary in the Kingdom of Thailand, was established.
: Konami Sports Club Co., Ltd. changed its trade name to Konami Sports Co., Ltd.
With "eFootball Winning Eleven 2020" KONAMI commenced its operations at the "Konami Creative Center Ginza" located in Chuo-ku, Tokyo.
: Kimihiko Higashio assumed the position of President and Representative Director of KONAMI HOLDINGS CORPORATION.