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KONAMI Sponsors 'KONAMI CUP Asia Series2007'.

Tokyo, Japan, Apr 16, 2007 - (JCN Newswire) - KONAMI announced today that it is promoting the international development of baseball in Japan and the rest of Asia as a special sponsor of the "KONAMI CUP Asia Series2007", to be held at the Tokyo Dome 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

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:

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


KONAMI develops three main business segments.The Digital Entertainment Business segment has five business units: Computer & Video Games, 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 (TSE:9766), London Stock Exchange (KNMA.IL) and the New York Stock Exchange (KNM). For more information, please visit


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