President's Message

Kimihiko Higashio Representative Director, President KONAMI HOLDINGS CORPORATION - KONAMI HOLDINGS CORPORATION

I would like to express my sincere gratitude for your continued patronage of the Konami Group's products and services.

The Konami Group's Digital Entertainment, Amusement, Gaming & Systems and Sports businesses operate in the fields of Entertainment and Sports. In the 50 years since our founding in 1969, we have strived to create new forms of fun by globally providing innovative products and services that capture the era’s crest of the wave.

Today, the evolution of digital technology, such as AI, 5G, cloud and blockchain, is bringing many changes to people's lives. Our business environment is also undergoing major changes, and new technologies are creating many opportunities and avenues to deliver our content, which is increasing the potential for market revitalization and growth.

Konami as a company will strive to transform itself and refine its unique strengths for speedy adaption to these changes and respond to the society's expectation. In addition, it is imperative for us to co-create new values by collaborating with partners who can generate synergies. With this two-pronged approach, we will strive to provide better quality products and services.

In order to contribute to the overall development of society, we will further promote ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance)-friendly practices in line with the SDGs adopted at the United Nations Summit. In particular, now more than ever, we will focus on developing human resources that will carry us into the future by implementing "Health and Productivity Management" practices, as well as creating an environment where each and every employee can achieve their full potential and grow alongside the company.

Over the next 50 years, the Konami Group will continue to strive for sustainable growth, and boldly take on challenges to catch the crest of the wave.

We look forward to your patronage and humbly ask for your continued support going forward.

Kimihiko Higashio
Representative Director, President
KONAMI HOLDINGS CORPORATION
April 2020