Kendo is a new resident of Kamurocho just out of prison in April 1, 2011 after taking the blame for a beating Mitani, the father of Kazumi's child, He is Akiyama's partners.
Yakuza: Dead SoulsEdit
When Mitani ran out on Kazumi for another woman, Kendo proposed immediately while incarcerated because he had been in love with her since their days in highschool together and he had followed her to Kamurocho to be with her. Kazumi asks Akiyama to enter the quarantine zone to "save" him. He is first encountered in Theater Square by accepting the "Big Daddy" sub-story.