KONAMI Sponsors 'KONAMI CUP Asia Series2007'.Tokyo, Japan, Apr 16, 2007 - (JCN JCN Japan Corporate News
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JCN joint communications network (US DoD) Newswire) - KONAMI announced today that it is promoting the international development of baseball in Japan The sport of baseball was introduced to Japan in 1872 by Horace Wilson, and the first formal team was established in 1878. It has been a popular sport ever since. It is called 野球 (やきゅう; yakyū) in Japanese, combining the characters for and the rest of Asia as a special sponsor of the "KONAMI CUP Asia Series The Konami Cup Asia Series is an international baseball tournament in East Asia that was first held between November 10 and November 13, 2005, in Tokyo. It is played among the champions of Japan's Japan Series Championship, (South) Korea's Korean Series Championship, Taiwan's 2007", to be held at the Tokyo Dome
Tokyo Dome (東京ドーム Tōkyō Dōmu from Thursday, November 8 to Sunday, November 11.
Played under the slogan "The top of Asia, to the world," this official annual international championship not only determines the number one team in Asia but plays a major role in fostering the growth of baseball on the Asian continent.
KONAMI was a special sponsor of the first and second championships held over the past two years. In continuing its role as a special sponsor, KONAMI will work to ensure the success of the championship as well as the international development of baseball as it strives to inspire the dreams of people around the world.
KONAMI's major baseball sponsorship activities:
1999 - Nippon Professional Baseball(NPB) Official partner 2005 - KONAMI CUP Asia Series2005 Title sponsor (Special sponsor) 2006 - 2006 WORLD BASEBALL CLASIC(TM) Official global partner 2006 - 2006 WORLD BASEBALL CLASIC(TM) Official Japanese representative team sponsor 2005 - KONAMI CUP Asia Series2006 Title sponsor (Special sponsor)
Overview of the "KONAMI CUP Asia Series2007"
I. Official Championship Title "KONAMI CUP Asia Series2007" II. Date/Venue Championship Date: Thurs., Nov. 8 - Sun., Nov. 11 Workout: Wenesday, Nov. 7 Preliminary league: Thurs., Nov. 8 - Sat., Nov.10 Final game: Sun., Nov. 11 Venue: Tokyo Dome III. Championship Sponsors Host: Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) In cooperation with (in alphabetical order): The Chinese Baseball Association (CBA), Chinese Professional Baseball league (CPBL), The Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) Sponsor: Yomiuri Shimbun Special Sponsor: KONAMI CORPORATION IV: Championship Prize-money Total prizes: 100 million yen Winning team: 50 million yen Second place team: 30 million yen Third and forth places teams: 10 million yen V. Championship Official Website Plan to update information related to the championship: http://asia.npb.or.jp/en/index.html VI. Schedule of future announcement of the championship 1. Scedule of games 2. Schedule of official event including workout 3. Game rules 4. List of qualified players for the championship 5. Sales of entrance ticket 6. Process of coverage ID application 7. TV and Radio stations
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KONAMI develops three main business segments.The Digital Entertainment Business segment has five business units: Computer & Video Games See video game console. , Toy & Hobby, Amusement, Online, and Multimedia. Our Health & Fitness Business mainly operates fitness clubs in Japan. The Gaming & System Business primarily markets gaming machines in North America and Australia. Our corporate philosophy is to be a business group that always generates anticipation by creating and providing "Valuable Time" for people the world over. KONAMI is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Tokyo Stock Exchange
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