Konami is one of the biggest success stories in the video game industry. From its humble origins as a jukebox rental and repair shop in Osaka, the brand climbed steadily up the ladder of success to where it stands today- one of the biggest names in entertainment and video game business.The company was founded by Kagemasa Kozuki in 1969. He was later joined in 1973 by Yoshinobu Nakama, Hiro Matsuda, and Shokichi Ishihara who lent the first letter of their surnames to the name - Konami.
‘Konami’ in Japanese means ‘little waves’ but the waves the company has created in the gaming industry have been anything but little. It first started producing electronic games for the arcades which were very popular in Japanese department stores. Later they started developing video games and exporting them to the US. The first popular games were Super Cobra, Frogger and Scramble.