"To me,CIA is just like my chairman. If they tell me to kill someone,I do it. It doesn't matter who it is."

60 years old. He is the younger brother of Shintaro Kazama, founder of the Kazama Family and father figure to Kazuma Kiryu. 30 years ago, Joji was an elite member of the National Police Agency within the Secretariat of the Minister of State's international section. He received persecution because his brother Shintaro was a known yakuza of the Tojo Clan, so Joji had to resign and he eventually joined the CIA, and became a close friend of Tamiya.

Yakuza 3Edit

He initially appears in the game after shooting Daigo and Nakahara. Due to his near identical looks to those of his dead brother, and Shintaro never having told people of Joji, Kiryu presumes that his mentor and father figure has somehow come back to life. Joji tacitly reveals that he is in fact Shintaro's brother during this scene, but since he is speaking English, Kiryu does not understand what Joji is saying. It is only later on that Kiryu (as well as presumably the original intended audience of Japanese players who don't speak English) find out his relation to Shintaro, during a meeting in Tamiya's ministerial office. He shoots and kills both Lau Ka Long and Tamashiro.


Joji bears an uncanny resemblance to his brother, Shintaro. He has a considerably fit physique given his age. He wears a black suit over a dark purple shirt and matching striped tie and vest.

Personality Edit

He's depicted as a bilingual, being able to speak both Japanese and English. He's also a proficient fighter and marksman, given his government agent background. When it comes to work, he's a no-nonsense, result-oriented person, as he wants to get the resort deal to go smoothly.

Fighting Style Edit

He shows proficiency in hand-to-hand combats, relying on precise attack combos.

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