The Ryudo Family (琉道一家, Ryūdō Ikka) is a small Okinawan bōryokudan headed by Nakahara, featured in Yakuza 3. They started off as a minor enemy to Kiryu, but later become his ally for the rest of the game. The Ryudo Family are rivals with the Tamashiro Family.
The Ryudo Family at first attempts to convict the Sunshine Orphanage, in which Kiryu attempts to negotiate with them with no avail. However, after Nakahara's adoptive daughter, Saki, went missing, the lieutenant, Rikiya, asks for Kiryu's help in which he instantly agrees. Although Nakahara suspects that he do this for stopping the conviction, he was surprised that Kiryu selflessly do this on his own will instead of expecting rewards.
After Kiryu takes back Saki from the Tamashiro Family and allowing her to reunite with her adoptive father, Nakahara swears an oath of brotherhood with Kiryu while Rikiya and Mikio come to respect him. From here and out, The Ryudo Family becomes Kiryu's trustworthy ally and even helping the orphanage they attempted to convict at the first place. Rikiya also accompanies Kiryu in his errand at Kamurocho after Nakahara get shot and sent to the hospital. The Ryudo Family also defend the orphanage from Mine and the surviving members of the Tamashiro family in Chapter 11. After Nakahara was captured, Kiryu waste no time to go to save him, and Rikiya sacrificed his life in order to save Kiryu from Tetsuo Tamashiro.
Shigeru Nakahara EditThe Patriarch of the Ryudo Family who threatens Kazuma with a sudden eviction notice to give up the land the Orphanage is on. When Kazuma decides to discuss the issue, he turns out to be quite a reasonable and decent guy and is only looking out for the Okinawa's economy. But it's when his foster daughter Saki is taken from him that the two get on good terms, and swears an oath of brotherhood to Kazuma when he rescues her.
Rikiya Shimabukuro Edit
Rikiya was the lieutenant of the Ryudo family. His tattoo is a viper, representing his love and passion for Okinawa. He fought Kiryu earlier in the game, but got defeated. He later reappears to asks Kiryu's help to find Saki. After Kiryu saved her, he comes to respect Kiryu and helped him at the orphanage and in Kamurocho. Rikiya also protecting the orphanage from Mine and ultimately died when he sacrificed himself to save Kiryu.
Mikio Aragaki Edit
He was the second Lieutenant of Ryudo Family and Rikiya's best friend. He sometimes seen accompany Rikiya in many occasions and doing some errands together. Mikio also helps the Orphanage with Rikiya and was injured when he protected it from Mine.
Saki was the adoptive daughter of Nakahara who's very good at drawing. She was mute after suffered a traumatizing event and usually communicate by drawings. Saki was also resented by her biological mother and revealed that Saki loves Nakahara more than her mother. During chapter 11, Saki comes along with Rikiya and Kiryu to help Nakahara from the Tamashiro Family. Saki suddenly screams out for her father which gives Nakahara strength to fight off the bulls.