Warning: This mission prevents the player from completing the rest of Kenji Kasen’s missions if done before them, which means that the player should complete Kenji Kasen’s missions before doing this mission if they want to achieve 100% completion.
Spoiler Warning:Plot details, ending details, or both are in the text which follows.
“Nothing drives down real estate prices like a good old fashioned gang war, apart from an outbreak of plague... but that might be going too far in this case. I've noticed the Yakuza and the Colombians are far from friends. Let's capitalise on this business opportunity. I want you to kill the Yakuza Waka-gashira, Kenji Kasen. Kenji is attending a meeting at the top of the multi-story carpark in Newport. Get a Cartel gangcar and eliminate him! The Yakuza must blame the Cartel for this declaration of war.”
Donald Love wants to develop more properties in Liberty City. To achieve his goals, he asks Claude to instigate a war between the Yakuza and the Colombian Cartel, feeling that an open gang war between those two rival gangs would drive down property prices.
Claude is tasked to get a Cartel Cruiser and kill the co-leader of the Yakuza, Kenji Kasen. Claude drives to the car park in Newport, runs over Kenji, and escapes.
Nothing drives down real estate prices like a good old fashioned gang war, apart from an outbreak of plague... but that might be going too far in this case. I've noticed the Yakuza and the Colombians are far from friends. Let's capitalise on this business opportunity. I want you to kill the Yakuza Waka-gashira, Kenji Kasen. Kenji is attending a meeting at the top of the multi-story carpark in Newport. Get a Cartel gangcar and eliminate him! The Yakuza must blame the Cartel for this declaration of war.
Kenji Kasen - Killed by Claude (under the guise of a Colombian Cartel assassin) under the orders of Donald Love in order to incite a gang war between the Yakuza and Colombian Cartel as well as allow Love to buy land and develop properties at a much cheaper cost.
Love follows his statement up by saying that he noticed the building animosity between the Colombian Cartel and the Yakuza.
Love wants this rivalry to become a full-scale war to lower real estate prices and to allow Love to expand his business ventures. To reach his goals, Love hires Claude to kill the Yakuza Waka-Gashira, Kenji Kasen
Love informs Claude that Kenji is having a meeting with his associates in the Newport Multistory Car Park. Love orders Claude to steal a Colombian Cartel gang car to make it seem as if the Cartel is responsible for the hit.
Claude running back to his vehicle.
Claude making his way to Newport to steal a Cartel gang car.
Claude stealing a Cartel Cruiser.
Claude entering the car park.
Claude on his way to the top floor where Kenji is having his meeting.
Kenji and an unknown associate at the meeting.
Kenji's protection made up of several well-armed Yakuza mobsters.
After clearing out several of Kenji's bodyguards who were trying to stop him, Claude performs a drive-by on Kenji, killing him.
After killing Kenji, Claude makes his escape.
After escaping from the car park, Claude is instructed to leave the car.
Original version intro.
Waka-Gashira (若頭) is the second-in-command in Yakuza hierarchy. This references Kenji's place in the gang.
If the player tries to fight off or kills one of the Yakuza members before trying to kill Kenji, they will receive a three-star wanted level. This does not happen in the PlayStation 4 version.
Likewise, the LCPD Dispatcher makes a specific announcement during this mission if the player doesn't kill Kenji fast enough: "Call all units. Gunfire reported in the Multistorey Car Park in Newport." This causes a 3-star wanted level.
Killing all of the Yakuza members guarding Kenji will fail the mission, with the "Mission Failed" description mentioning that someone has to witness the attack.
In the PlayStation 2 version of the game, most of the Yakuza are armed with M16s instead of Uzis in every other version, which makes the mission considerably harder.