Konami Corporation (コナミ株式会社)is a Japanese leading developer and publisher of numerous popular and strong-selling toys, trading cards, anime, tokusatsu, slot machines, arcade cabinets and video games. Konami is famous for games such as the Metal Gear series, Dance Dance Revolution series, Castlevania series, Contra series, Pro Evolution Soccer series, Yu-Gi-Oh! series, and Silent Hill series.
The company was founded in 1969 as a jukebox rental and repair business in Osaka, Japan, by Kagemasa Kōzuki, the still-current chairman and president. The name "Konami" is a conjunction of the names Kagemasa Kouzuki (current chairman and president), Yoshinobu Nakama, Tatuso Miyasako. Konami can also mean "small wave(s)" in the Japanese language. (wikipedia)