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Konami Starts Portal Sites Joint Venture Company

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2006 @ 1:12 p.m. PST

Konami and Internet Initiative Japan today announced that the both companies agreed to establish a joint venture company, Internet Revolution Inc., for operating comprehensive portals sites.

Internet Revolution will provide portal sites, merging Konami's expertise in developing digital entertainment content and Internet Initiative Japan's cultivated highly reliable technologies for developing system and network operations. In the network society seeking convenience and efficiency, Internet Revolution will offer content and sites that will be cherished by a wide range of users from children to the elderly, through services focusing on "relationships, sense of security, user-friendly and impression."

Internet is now inseparable to our society, due to remarkable advances in digital technology and development of infrastructure. Internet has become an integral part of people's lives. In addition, in today's digitalized society, "individuality" is getting more attention and is widespread. "i-revo" will provide online community which will bring users comfort and warmth through operating comprehensive portal site features linking "individuality" to " individuality". "i-revo" also will enhance the importance of the internet though its ideas and services.

Internet Revolution Inc. will become a consolidated subsidiary of Konami and an equity method affiliate of Internet Initiative Japan, and will launch Mid-March, 2006

New communication service :

  • Internet connectivity service
  • Distribution of products related to music and video
  • Distribution of games
  • Search service
  • Information service
  • E-commerce

"Konami has strengthened the online business with our expertise in developing content and digital technologies in our digital entertainment business. By establishing a joint venture company with IIJ which has proven Internet technologies and operation, we will offer portal sites which every user can make use with enjoyment and sense of security," says Kagemasa Kozuki, President, Konami Corporation

"Internet Initiative Japan has provided a highly reliable network solution as core competence to mainly companies, government, other public offices and carriers. We will contribute to the further realization of safer and user-friendly network society through the provision of the integrated Internet service including new concepts and technologies with Konami which has leading content in the world," says Koichi Suzuki, President and CEO, Internet Initiative Japan Inc.

"We will promote the business which will bring revolutionary change to the Internet industry by taking advantage of Konami's expertise in content services, and IIJ's Internet technologies. We will provide services which match people's lives and bring happiness and excitement to users. Though this, we aim to be a company needed in society. We hope that users will feel the message, "relationships, sense of security, user-friendly and impression" through the services. As always, we appreciate your support," commented Kazuya Takahashi, President, Internet Revolution Inc.

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