"The Ueno Seiwa Clan isn't interested in money. It's simply a matter of saving face as. yakuza"
Main antagonist for most of Yakuza 4. Ueno Seiwa Clan lieutenant, and one of few survivors of the shooting in 1985.
Yakuza 4 Edit
After Ihara, another member of the organization, is killed by Arai of Kanemura Enterprises, Katsuragi complains to Daigo Dojima, 6th chairman of the Tojo Clan. He asks for the rights to Kamurocho Hills as compensation, but was refused. With few options, he sends Lily to retrieve the money for him with the promise of being able to be reunited with her brother.
Katsuragi is revealed to be the true culprit in the shooting 25 years before during the conversation with Tanimura, having conspired with Shibata to sacrifice his own members in exchange for allowing Shibata to rise in prominence. Using his own gun which was loaded with live ammunition he shot the men, before instructing Sugiuchi to shoot him in the shoulder, so as not to look suspicious while making himself look selfless in front of his Patriarch earlier. The incident was covered up with help from Sugiuchi and Munakata, who helped to frame Saejima.
He kidnaps Yasuko, Saejima's sister, in an attempt to lure Taiga to him. When he arrives Taiga is also tied up, and when Kazuma Kiryu catches up Kido appears with the 100 billion yen in cases. Kiryu gives him the file containing information about the stolen money and Kido returns Yasuko to him. Katsuragi then orders Kido to shoot her, but he turns and shoots Katsuragi in the chest instead. Kiryu frees Saejima, who warns them that Katsuragi is wearing a bulletproof vest, as he anticipates Kido was a traitor. Katsuragi shoots at Taiga, hitting him in the arm, before shooting once more; this time Yasuko takes the bullet fatally in the back. Before dying, she takes the gun given to her by Tanimura and shoots Katsuragi in the head, killing him instantly.