Konami Corporation (コナミ株式会社, Konami Kabushiki-gaisha) (TYO: 9766 NYSE: knm SGX: K20) is a leading developer and publisher of numerous popular and strong-selling computer and video games (including the Castlevania series.). The company was founded in 1969 as a jukebox rental and repair business in Osaka, Japan by Kagemasa Kozuki, the still-current chairman and CEO. The name "Konami" is a conjunction of the names Kagemasa Kozuki, Yoshinobu Nakama, Hiro Matsuda, and Shokichi Ishihara, who were partners acquired by Kozuki and the original founders of Konami Industry Co., Ltd in 1973. Konami also means "Small waves."
Konami is currently headquartered in Tokyo and additionally operates health and physical fitness clubs in Japan.
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