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{{Disambiglink|This article refers to the Yakuza as a gang. For the Yakuza gang car in GTA III, see [[Yakuza Stinger]].}}
 
 
{{infobox gang|
 
{{infobox gang|
 
| name = [[File:Flag of Japan.png|20x20px]]<br/>Yakuza
 
| name = [[File:Flag of Japan.png|20x20px]]<br/>Yakuza
 
| image = Yakuza-GTAIII-Logo.png
 
| image = Yakuza-GTAIII-Logo.png
| caption =
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| caption = The Yakuza logo in ''[[Grand Theft Auto III]]''.
 
| game = III
 
| game = III
| game2 = LCS
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| game2 = A
| game3 = A
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| game3 = LCS
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| game4 =
 
| locations = [[Torrington]]<br>[[Fort Staunton]]<br>Most of [[Staunton Island]] (formerly)<br>[[Pike Creek]] (formerly)<br> [[Wichita Gardens]] (formerly)<br>[[Hepburn Heights]] <small>(GTA A)</small>
 
| locations = [[Torrington]]<br>[[Fort Staunton]]<br>Most of [[Staunton Island]] (formerly)<br>[[Pike Creek]] (formerly)<br> [[Wichita Gardens]] (formerly)<br>[[Hepburn Heights]] <small>(GTA A)</small>
 
| leaders = [[Kenji Kasen]]{{Status|D1=y}}[[Asuka Kasen]]{{Status|D1=y}}[[Kazuki Kasen]]{{Status|D1=y}}
 
| leaders = [[Kenji Kasen]]{{Status|D1=y}}[[Asuka Kasen]]{{Status|D1=y}}[[Kazuki Kasen]]{{Status|D1=y}}
 
| type = Japanese Criminal Syndicate
 
| type = Japanese Criminal Syndicate
 
| enemies = [[Leone crime family]]<br>[[Uptown Yardies]]<br>[[Colombian Cartel]]<br>[[Diablos]]<br>[[Forelli crime family]]
 
| enemies = [[Leone crime family]]<br>[[Uptown Yardies]]<br>[[Colombian Cartel]]<br>[[Diablos]]<br>[[Forelli crime family]]
| affiliations = [[Claude]]<br>[[Maria Latore]]{{Status|U=y}}[[Ray Machowski]]<br>[[Sindacco crime family]] <small>(Possibly)</small>
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| affiliations = [[Mike]] <small>(Formerly)</small><br>[[Claude]]<br>[[Maria Latore]]{{Status|U=y}}[[Ray Machowski]]
 
| colors = Various, mostly red
 
| colors = Various, mostly red
 
| color = #cf0328
 
| color = #cf0328
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| businesses = Gambling<br>Counterfeiting<br>Human Slavery
 
| businesses = Gambling<br>Counterfeiting<br>Human Slavery
 
| fronts = [[Asuka Kasen's Condo]]<br>[[Big Shot Casino]]/[[Kenji's Casino]]
 
| fronts = [[Asuka Kasen's Condo]]<br>[[Big Shot Casino]]/[[Kenji's Casino]]
| members = [[Kenji Kasen]]{{Status|D1=y}}[[Yuka]]<br>[[Kazuki Kasen]]{{Status|D1=y}}[[Kanbu]]<br>[[Asuka Kasen]]{{Status|D1=y}}[[Toshiko Kasen]]{{Status|D1=y}}[[Yamazaki]]
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| members = [[Kenji Kasen]]{{Status|D1=y}}[[Yuka Kasen]]<br>[[Kazuki Kasen]]{{Status|D1=y}}[[Kanbu]]<br>[[Asuka Kasen]]{{Status|D1=y}}[[Toshiko Kasen]]{{Status|D1=y}}[[Yamazaki]]|
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{{Disambiglink|This article refers to the Yakuza as a gang. For the Yakuza gang car in [[Grand Theft Auto III]], see [[Yakuza Stinger]]. For the gang in [[Grand Theft Auto]], see [[Yakuza (GTA1)]]. For the gang in [[Grand Theft Auto 2]], see [[Yakuza (GTA2)]].}}
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The '''Yakuza''' (ヤクザ) is a [[Japan]]ese criminal organization that appears in ''[[Grand Theft Auto III]]'', [[Grand Theft Auto Advance|''Grand Theft Auto Advance'']] and ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]''. They are a reference to the [[:wp:Yamaguchi-gumi|Yamaguchi-Gumi Yakuza family]] and have appeared more times than any other gang in the ''[[Grand Theft Auto]]'' series. They appear as a neutral gang in ''GTA III'', while in ''GTA: LCS'' they appear as the main group of minor [[antagonist]]s alongside the [[Diablos]].
   
The '''Yakuza''' is a [[Japan]]ese criminal organization that appears in [[Grand Theft Auto 1]], [[Grand Theft Auto 2]], [[Grand Theft Auto III]], [[Grand Theft Auto Advance]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]. They are a reference to the [[:wp:Yamaguchi-gumi|Yamaguchi-Gumi Yakuza family]] and the only gang who appeared the most times. They appear as a neutral gang in III, while in LCS they appear as the main group of minor antagonists alongside the [[Diablos]].
 
 
{{Infobox gang
 
|image = Limousine-GTA1-SanAndreas2.png
 
|caption = The gang's [[Limousine]]
 
|game = GTA1
 
|locations = [[San Andreas in GTA 1|San Andreas]]
 
|leaders = Unknown
 
|type = Japanese gang
 
|enemies = [[El Burro (GTA 1)|El Burro]]{{Status|D1=y}}[[Protagonists in GTA 1|Protagonist]]
 
|affiliations = Unknown
 
|colors = Unknown, most likely blue
 
|cars = [[Limousine]]
 
|weapons = [[Machine Gun]] <br> [[Pistol]]
 
|businesses =
 
|fronts =
 
|members = Unknown
 
}}
 
 
==2D Universe==
 
===GTA===
 
The Yakuza appears in the second [[City of San Andreas|San Andreas]] chapter, in Tequila Slammer. They have stolen shipments from [[El Burro (GTA 1)|El Burro]]. Then you are told to destroy some of their [[Limousine|limousines]] and finally steal one from them.
 
 
{{Infobox gang
 
|image = Yakuza_(GTA2)_(logo).gif|
 
|size = 80px
 
|game = GTA2
 
|locations = [[Funabashi]]<br>[[Ukita]]<br>[[Shiroto]]
 
|leaders = [[Johnny Zoo]]{{Status|D1=y}}
 
|type = Japanese Mafia
 
|enemies = [[The Zaibatsu Corporation]]<br>[[Loonies]]
 
|affiliations = [[Claude Speed]] (formerly){{Status|U=y}}
 
|colors = Blue
 
|cars = [[Miara]]
 
|weapons = [[Machine Gun]]<br>[[Pistol]]
 
|businesses = Gambling<br>Drug Dealing
 
|fronts = Unnamed labolatory
 
|members = [[Johnny Zoo]]{{Status|D1=y}}[[Teriyaki-chan]] <small>(Possibly)</small><br>[[Yonsi Zoo San]]<br>[[Danny Zoo]]{{Status|D1=y}}
 
}}
 
 
===GTA 2===
 
In GTA 2 the Yakuza, led by [[Johnny Zoo]], are based in [[Anywhere City]] and control the [[Funabashi]], [[Shiroto]] and [[Ukita]] areas of the [[Downtown District]]. The Yakuza are involved in a violent war against [[The Zaibatsu Corporation]] and the [[Loonies]]. Zoo employs [[Claude Speed]] to [[Get ZitZaki!|move]] [[Doctor ZitZaki]], who is being targeted by The Zaibatsu Corporation. He then has Claude to work as a [[Bank Robbery!|getaway driver]] for [[Hiroshi]], who commits a bank robbery, and then [[Happy Gas Smash!|attacks]] the Loonies. The Loonies then [[Get Gama Rei!|attack]] [[Gama Rei]], with Claude rescuing him with an [[Ambulance]]. Zoo then turns his attentions to The Zaibatsu Corporation, [[Follow That Traitor!|who have a Yakuza snitch]], who is followed by Claude to his base, allowing Claude to collect torturer [[Refried Noodle]] and bring him to the snitch. Zoo then has Claude [[SWAT Van Swipe!|steal]] a [[SWAT Van]] and then [[Stop the Tank!|destroy]] a [[Rhino|Tank]]. Claude then begins to work for The Zaibatsu Corporation and the Loonies, working against them, and at one point has to [[Big Bank Job!|escape from pursuing]] Yakuza members. Zoo, angry at Claude, begins to chase Claude in an attempt to kill him (at the same time as Zaibatsu leader [[Trey Welsh]] and Loonies leader [[Elmo]]), although all of them got killed by Claude.
 
 
Other members include [[Hana Funabashi]] (Johnny Zoo's girlfriend), [[Danny Zoo]] (who may be related to Johnny), [[Yonsi Zoo San]] (an elderly man barely kept alive on Zaibatsu drugs) and business man [[Tetsuo]] (who owns the [[Hochi-ban Bar]]).
 
 
==3D Universe==
 
 
===GTA Liberty City Stories===
 
===GTA Liberty City Stories===
The Yakuza's influence in the [[United States]] dates back at an unknown time, when co-leader of the Yakuza [[Asuka Kasen]] takes over. By [[1998]] the Yakuza are beginning to move into [[Liberty City in GTA III Era|Liberty City]]. They are the strongest gang, but to prove it, they have begun to stock up on weapons, including a tank, which [[Toni Cipriani]] [[Shogun Showdown|destroys]] on orders from [[Salvatore Leone]]. Due to his actions, Toni gains the interest of [[Toshiko Kasen]], wife of the Yakuza leader [[Kazuki Kasen|Kazuki]], who starts to hire Toni to destroy her husband's organization to be weakened before killing him. First, she has Toni [[More Deadly Than the Male|steal the weapons]] and deliver them to businessman [[Phil Cassidy]]. Then, she has Toni reluctantly [[Cash Clash|destroy money]] from the [[Big Shot Casino]] whilst it is being transported. Toshiko then decides to reveal her links to Toni, by [[A Date with Death|going to an opera]], where they are attacked by the [[Forelli Family]] members. They survive and a Yakuza gang member spots them entering Toshiko's apartment, leading to Toshiko giving Toni the orders to kill her husband. Toni kills him, on the roof of his casino, and returns to Toshiko's apartment, where she commits suicide, leaving the Yakuza without a leader. Despite having no leader, they maintain their control of [[Torrington]], south [[Belleville Park]], [[Pike Creek]] and west [[Wichita Gardens]].
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The Yakuza first began operating in Liberty City during the 1970s due to financial crisis that had been going on in East Asia. By [[1998]] they have become one of the strongest gangs in the city, to prove it, they have begun to stock up on weapons, including a tank, which [[Toni Cipriani]] [[Shogun Showdown|destroys]] on orders from [[Salvatore Leone]]. Due to his actions, Toni gains the interest of [[Toshiko Kasen]], wife of the Yakuza leader [[Kazuki Kasen|Kazuki]], who starts to hire Toni to destroy her husband's organization to be weakened before killing him. First, she has Toni [[More Deadly Than the Male|steal the weapons]] and deliver them to businessman [[Phil Cassidy]]. Then, she has Toni reluctantly [[Cash Clash|destroy money]] from the [[Big Shot Casino]] whilst it is being transported. Toshiko then decides to reveal her links to Toni, by [[A Date with Death|going to an opera]], where they are attacked by the [[Forelli Family]] members. They survive and a Yakuza gang member spots them entering Toshiko's apartment, leading to Toshiko giving Toni the orders to kill her husband. Toni kills him, on the roof of his casino, and returns to Toshiko's apartment, where she commits suicide, leaving the Yakuza without a leader. Despite having no leader, they maintain their control of [[Torrington]], south [[Belleville Park]], [[Pike Creek]] and west [[Wichita Gardens]].
   
 
===GTA Advance===
 
===GTA Advance===
By [[2000]], [[Asuka Kasen]] becomes the leader of the Yakuza, taking over from her brother Kazuki, although it is unknown whether her brother [[Kenji Kasen|Kenji]] is co-leader. The Yakuza lose [[Belleville Park]], [[Aspatria]], [[Pike Creek]] and part of [[Wichita Gardens]]. The Big Shot Casino has also been lost, although they are paid protection money from the new owner. The Yakuza do manage, however, to gain [[Bedford Point]], where Asuka bases herself. Yakuza member/associate [[Yuka]], Asuka's niece, is [[School's Out|kidnapped]] by [[Mike]] on orders from [[Colombian Cartel]] leader [[Cisco]], although Mike later rescues her on orders from Asuka. Asuka then begins to employ [[Mike]], later seemingly in love with him, and help him look for [[Vinnie|Vinnie's]] killer. Mike first collects some protection money from a casino owner, before helping the [[Liberty City Cocks]] by injuring a [[Vice City Mambas]] player, to help Asuka's gambling business. She then sends Mike to kill actor [[Biff Rock]] and bring back his shoes as proof of his death, although Mike spares him, but does take his shoes to Asuka as proof. Mike then discovers that the [[Uptown Yardies]] are [[Sue Me Sushi|delivering bad fish]] to Asuka's sushi restaurants and then [[Down The River|kidnaps]] [[Mafia]] members to send to Asia as slaves. Mike decides to stop working for Asuka, agreeing to help her one more time by killing a rival pimp in [[Newport]]. Asuka later contacts Mike in regards to Yardies leader [[King Courtney]], who they both dislike. Asuka tells Mike [[Assault Joint|where he can locate Courtney]], but is ambushed. Later, Asuka sends some of her men to assist Mike in the battle with Yardies, who then leave him to tackle them on his own. The Yakuza betrayal of Mike may have occurred due to Asuka discovering either Mike's kidnapping of Yuka or his failure to kill Biff Rock, with Asuka describing him as a 'means to an end'.
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By [[2000]], [[Asuka Kasen]] becomes the leader of the Yakuza, taking over from her brother Kazuki, although it is unknown whether her brother [[Kenji Kasen|Kenji]] is co-leader. The Yakuza lose [[Belleville Park]], [[Aspatria]], [[Pike Creek]] and part of [[Wichita Gardens]]. The Big Shot Casino has also been lost, although they are paid protection money from the new owner. The Yakuza do manage, however, to gain [[Bedford Point]], where Asuka bases herself. Yakuza member/associate [[Yuka Kasen|Yuka]], Asuka's niece, is [[School's Out|kidnapped]] by [[Mike]] on orders from [[Colombian Cartel]] leader [[Cisco]], although Mike later rescues her on orders from Asuka. Asuka then begins to employ [[Mike]], later seemingly in love with him, and help him look for [[Vinnie|Vinnie's]] killer. Mike first collects some protection money from a casino owner, before helping the [[Liberty City Cocks]] by injuring a [[Vice City Mambas]] player, to help Asuka's gambling business. She then sends Mike to kill actor [[Biff Rock]] and bring back his shoes as proof of his death, although Mike spares him, but does take his shoes to Asuka as proof. Mike then discovers that the [[Uptown Yardies]] are [[Sue Me Sushi|delivering bad fish]] to Asuka's sushi restaurants and then [[Down The River|kidnaps]] [[Mafia]] members to send to Asia as slaves. Mike decides to stop working for Asuka, agreeing to help her one more time by killing a rival pimp in [[Newport]]. Asuka later contacts Mike in regards to Yardies leader [[King Courtney]], who they both dislike. Asuka tells Mike [[Assault Joint|where he can locate Courtney]], but is ambushed. Later, Asuka sends some of her men to assist Mike in the battle with Yardies, who then leave him to tackle them on his own. The Yakuza betrayal of Mike may have occurred due to Asuka discovering either Mike's kidnapping of Yuka or his failure to kill Biff Rock, with Asuka describing him as a 'means to an end'.
   
 
===GTA III===
 
===GTA III===
 
In 2001, the Yakuza is lead by siblings Asuka and Kenji, although it is unknown whether Kenji became co-leader in 2001. Asuka first comes into [[Claude]] through an old friend named [[Maria Latore]], wife of Leone Family [[Boss|Don]] Salvatore Leone. Asuka, has Claude prove his ties to the Leone Family are over by [[Sayonara Salvatore|killing Salvatore]] when he leaves [[Luigi's Sex Club 7]]. Claude kills him and later [[Under Surveillance|kills a number of Leone hitmen]] and a [[Paparazzi Purge|reporter]]. She then introduces him to corrupt [[LCPD in GTA III Era|LCPD]] officer [[Ray Machowski]] and her brother Kenji. An undercover police officer, posing as a Yakuza member, is [[Two-Faced Tanner|killed]] on Asuka's orders, from information provided by Machowski. Ray has Claude [[Silence The Sneak|to kill]] his former partner [[Leon McAffrey]], who threatens to reveal his links to the Yakuza. Claude fails to kill him, however, and is sent again to [[Plaster Blaster|kill]] him, this time successfully, as well as his [[Gone Fishing|current partner]] who thinks is a rat. Claude also begins to work for Kenji, who first has Claude bust [[Kanbu]] [[Kanbu Bust-out|out of jail]]. Then he has Claude [[Grand Theft Auto (mission)|collect cars]] to repay a debt, [[Deal Steal|kill some Yardies]] attempting to form an alliance with the Cartel and collect some protection money. However, Kenji becomes irate when the Yardies and Cartel form an alliance and has Claude [[Smack Down|destroy some street vendings and kill the vendors]].
 
In 2001, the Yakuza is lead by siblings Asuka and Kenji, although it is unknown whether Kenji became co-leader in 2001. Asuka first comes into [[Claude]] through an old friend named [[Maria Latore]], wife of Leone Family [[Boss|Don]] Salvatore Leone. Asuka, has Claude prove his ties to the Leone Family are over by [[Sayonara Salvatore|killing Salvatore]] when he leaves [[Luigi's Sex Club 7]]. Claude kills him and later [[Under Surveillance|kills a number of Leone hitmen]] and a [[Paparazzi Purge|reporter]]. She then introduces him to corrupt [[LCPD in GTA III Era|LCPD]] officer [[Ray Machowski]] and her brother Kenji. An undercover police officer, posing as a Yakuza member, is [[Two-Faced Tanner|killed]] on Asuka's orders, from information provided by Machowski. Ray has Claude [[Silence The Sneak|to kill]] his former partner [[Leon McAffrey]], who threatens to reveal his links to the Yakuza. Claude fails to kill him, however, and is sent again to [[Plaster Blaster|kill]] him, this time successfully, as well as his [[Gone Fishing|current partner]] who thinks is a rat. Claude also begins to work for Kenji, who first has Claude bust [[Kanbu]] [[Kanbu Bust-out|out of jail]]. Then he has Claude [[Grand Theft Auto (mission)|collect cars]] to repay a debt, [[Deal Steal|kill some Yardies]] attempting to form an alliance with the Cartel and collect some protection money. However, Kenji becomes irate when the Yardies and Cartel form an alliance and has Claude [[Smack Down|destroy some street vendings and kill the vendors]].
   
Claude then begins to work for [[Donald Love]], who has Claude [[Waka-Gashira Wipeout|to kill Kenji]] disguised as a Cartel member to start a gang war, which would drive down house prices. Claude succeeds in starting a war, leading to the Yakuza [[Grand Theft Aero|taking control of a construction site]] in [[Fort Staunton]]. While attacking the site, Asuka manages to capture [[Miguel]], a high-ranking member of the Cartel, whom she tortures mercilessly. Miguel begins to tell off the Cartel plans, allowing Claude to [[Bait|kill squads hunting him down]], [[Espresso-2-Go!|stop the sale of SPANK by the Yardies]] and [[S.A.M.|steal some SPANK]] being delivered to [[Francis International Airport, Shoreside Vale|Francis International Airport]]. Claude then discovers that [[Catalina]], the Cartel leader, has killed [[Ransom (III)|Asuka and Miguel, and kidnapped Maria]], leading to Claude killing Catalina and rescuing Maria.
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Claude then begins to work for [[Donald Love]], who has Claude [[Waka-Gashira Wipeout|to kill Kenji]] disguised as a Cartel member to start a gang war, which would drive down house prices. Claude succeeds in starting a war, leading to the Yakuza [[Grand Theft Aero|taking control of a construction site]] in [[Fort Staunton]]. While attacking the site, Asuka manages to capture [[Miguel]], a high-ranking member of the Cartel, whom she tortures mercilessly. Miguel begins to tell off the Cartel plans, allowing Claude to [[Bait|kill squads hunting him down]], [[Espresso-2-Go!|stop the sale of SPANK by the Yardies]] and [[S.A.M.|steal some SPANK]] being delivered to [[Francis International Airport (3D Universe)|Francis International Airport]]. Claude then discovers that [[Catalina]], the Cartel leader, has killed [[Ransom (III)|Asuka and Miguel, and kidnapped Maria]], leading to Claude killing Catalina and rescuing Maria.
   
==HD Universe==
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==Members==
===GTA IV===
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''The three main members of the Yakuza have official names for a position in a real life Yakuza Family, the words in the brackets are the equivalent of the position in a non-Yakuza clan''
Although the Yakuza are not mentioned or seen in GTA IV, it is possible that [[Shon Kikuchi]] and [[Noel Katsuda]] are part of the Yakuza, seeing that they are both Japanese and are convicted of gang-related violence. However, the two people could be just independent criminals not affiliated with any organized crime group.
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* [[Kazuki Kasen]] - [[Gang Leaders|''Oyabun'']] (Boss) ([[Cash in Kazuki's Chips|deceased]])
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* [[Kenji Kasen]] - [[Underboss|''Waka-Gashira'']] (Underboss) ([[Waka-Gashira Wipeout|deceased]])
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* [[Asuka Kasen]] - [[Underboss|''Shatei-Gashira'']] (Underboss) ([[Ransom (GTA III)|deceased)]]
==Missions Appearances==
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* [[Kanbu]] - Gunman ([[Kanbu Bust-out|fate unknown]])
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* [[Yamazaki]] - Enforcer
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=== Associates ===
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* [[Claude]] - Hired Hitman ([[Ransom (GTA III)|resigned]])
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* [[Mike]] - Hired Hitman ([[Assault Joint|resigned]])
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* [[Yuka Kasen]] ([[Kid's A Hero|fate unknown]])
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* [[Maria Latore]] ([[The Exchange (GTA III)|fate unknown]])
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* [[Toshiko Kasen]] - Wife of oyabun Kazuki Kasen
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==Mission Appearances==
 
'''GTA III'''
 
'''GTA III'''
 
* [[Kanbu Bust-out]]
 
* [[Kanbu Bust-out]]
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<gallery spacing="small" position="center" captionalign="center" captionsize="small" bordercolor="#8e8e8e">
Yakuza-GTA3-members.jpg|Yakuza members in [[GTA III]].
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Yakuza-GTA3-members.jpg|Yakuza members in ''[[Grand Theft Auto III]]''.
YakuzaStinger-GTA3-front.jpg|The [[Yakuza Stinger]], the Yakuza gang car in GTA III.
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Yakuza art.jpg|[[Artworks in GTA III|Artwork]] of a Yakuza in ''GTA III''.
Yakuza-car-GTAA.png|The "Yakuza" gang car in [[GTA Advance]].
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Yakuza Member LCS.JPG|Yakuza members in ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]''.
YakuzaStinger-GTALCS-front.jpg|The gang's [[Yakuza Stinger]] in GTA Liberty City Stories.
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YakuzaStinger-GTA3-front.jpg|The [[Yakuza Stinger]], the Yakuza gang car in ''GTA III''.
Yakuza-GTAIII-Logo.png|The Yakuza Logo in GTA III
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YakuzaStinger-GTAA-Green&Blue.png|The Yakuza Stinger in [[Grand Theft Auto Advance]].
Yakuza Member LCS.JPG|Yakuza members in [[GTA Liberty City Stories]].
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YakuzaStinger-GTALCS-front.jpg|The gang's [[Yakuza Stinger]] in ''GTA: Liberty City Stories''.
Drive-by_shooting_(GTA3).jpg|[[Claude]] killing a group of Yakuza in GTA III
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Drive-by_shooting_(GTA3).jpg|[[Claude]] killing a group of Yakuza in ''GTA III''.
yakuza gta2.jpg|Yakuza in [[GTA 2]]
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Beta Yakuza - GTA 3.PNG|The ''GTA III'' beta version of the gang's logo, seen on the entrance to [[Asuka Kasen]]'s condo.
Beta Yakuza - GTA 3.PNG|The GTA III Beta version of the gang's logo, seen on the entrance to [[Asuka Kasen]]'s condo.
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KazukiKasen-GTALCS.jpg|[[Kazuki Kasen]], Oyabun of the Yakuza, circa [[1998]].
KazukiKasen-GTALCS.jpg|[[Kazuki Kasen]], leader of the Yakuza, circa [[1998]].
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KenjiKasen-GTAIII.jpg|[[Kenji Kasen]], Waka-Gashira of the Yakuza, circa [[2001]].
KenjiKasen-GTAIII.jpg|[[Kenji Kasen]], co-leader of the Yakuza, circa [[2001]].
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AsukaKasen-GTAIII.jpg|[[Asuka Kasen]], Shatei-Gashira of the Yakuza, circa [[2001]].
AsukaKasen-GTAIII.jpg|[[Asuka Kasen]], co-leader of the Yakuza, circa [[2001]].
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Yuka-GTAA.jpg|[[Yuka Kasen]]
Yuka-GTAA.jpg|[[Yuka]]
 
 
ToshikoKasen-GTALCS.jpg|[[Toshiko Kasen]], wife of Kazuki.
 
ToshikoKasen-GTALCS.jpg|[[Toshiko Kasen]], wife of Kazuki.
 
Kanbu-GTAIII.jpg|[[Kanbu]], a high-ranking member of the Yakuza, circa [[2001]].
 
Kanbu-GTAIII.jpg|[[Kanbu]], a high-ranking member of the Yakuza, circa [[2001]].
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Yakuza-GTAA.PNG|Members of the Yakuza in GTA Advance.
 
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*Their favorite radio stations are [[Lips 106]], [[Rise FM]] and [[MSX FM]] (3D Universe) and [[Funami FM]] (GTA 2)
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*Their favorite radio stations are [[Lips 106]], [[Rise FM]] and [[MSX FM]].
*Both the Yakuza and Colombian Cartel wear colorful clothes and jewelry.
 
 
*Their symbol includes the Biohazard symbol on it.
 
*Their symbol includes the Biohazard symbol on it.
 
*The Yakuza may have discovered Donald Love's plan for Kenji and [[Love's Disappearance|killed him in retaliation]].
 
*The Yakuza may have discovered Donald Love's plan for Kenji and [[Love's Disappearance|killed him in retaliation]].
*The Yakuza from GTA2 and from the [[3D Universe]] differ a lot. If the games are canon to each other, one can assume that the Anywhere City Yakuza is a different subset of the Yakuza, much like the Yakuza in real life has many subsets.
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*The Yakuza are one of three criminal organizations (along with the [[Zaibatsu Corporation]] and the [[Russian Mafia]]) that originated from the [[2D Universe]] that were later carried over to the [[3D Universe]]. They are also the only one of the three who the player ever takes missions from, be allied with, and whose members appear in normal gameplay, as the Russian Mafia only appears in missions, and Zaibatsu is only mentioned in radio advertisements.
**The Yakuza are one of three criminal organizations (along with the [[Zaibatsu Corporation]] and the [[Russian Mafia]]) that originated from the [[2D Universe]] that were later carried over to the [[3D Universe]]. They are also the only one of the three who the player ever takes missions from, be allied with, and whose members appear in normal gameplay, as the Russian Mafia only appears in missions, and Zaibatsu is only mentioned in radio advertisements.
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*Toshiko Kasen is the only member in the Yakuza who is affiliated with a Leone Family member, [[Toni Cipriani]].
   
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
*[http://www.rockstargames.com/libertytree/jun2001/story3.html News Article] [[Yakuza Operating With Impunity]] article from the [[Liberty Tree]] website.
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*[http://web.archive.org/web/20180810075135/http://www.rockstargames.com/libertytree/jun2001/story3.html News Article] [[Liberty Tree/Yakuza Operating With Impunity|Yakuza Operating With Impunity]] article from the [[Liberty Tree]] website.
*[http://www.rockstargames.com/libertytree/aug2001/story4.html News Article] [[Internal Affairs Investigate Links Between Yakuza and Police]] article from the Liberty Tree newspaper.
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*[http://web.archive.org/web/20180810061005/http://www.rockstargames.com/libertytree/aug2001/story4.html News Article] [[Liberty Tree/Internal Affairs Investigate Links Between Yakuza and Police|Internal Affairs Investigate Links Between Yakuza and Police]] article from the Liberty Tree newspaper.
   
 
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This article refers to the Yakuza as a gang. For the Yakuza gang car in Grand Theft Auto III, see Yakuza Stinger. For the gang in Grand Theft Auto, see Yakuza (GTA1). For the gang in Grand Theft Auto 2, see Yakuza (GTA2).


The Yakuza (ヤクザ) is a Japanese criminal organization that appears in Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto Advance and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. They are a reference to the Yamaguchi-Gumi Yakuza family and have appeared more times than any other gang in the Grand Theft Auto series. They appear as a neutral gang in GTA III, while in GTA: LCS they appear as the main group of minor antagonists alongside the Diablos.

GTA Liberty City Stories

The Yakuza first began operating in Liberty City during the 1970s due to financial crisis that had been going on in East Asia. By 1998 they have become one of the strongest gangs in the city, to prove it, they have begun to stock up on weapons, including a tank, which Toni Cipriani destroys on orders from Salvatore Leone. Due to his actions, Toni gains the interest of Toshiko Kasen, wife of the Yakuza leader Kazuki, who starts to hire Toni to destroy her husband's organization to be weakened before killing him. First, she has Toni steal the weapons and deliver them to businessman Phil Cassidy. Then, she has Toni reluctantly destroy money from the Big Shot Casino whilst it is being transported. Toshiko then decides to reveal her links to Toni, by going to an opera, where they are attacked by the Forelli Family members. They survive and a Yakuza gang member spots them entering Toshiko's apartment, leading to Toshiko giving Toni the orders to kill her husband. Toni kills him, on the roof of his casino, and returns to Toshiko's apartment, where she commits suicide, leaving the Yakuza without a leader. Despite having no leader, they maintain their control of Torrington, south Belleville Park, Pike Creek and west Wichita Gardens.

GTA Advance

By 2000, Asuka Kasen becomes the leader of the Yakuza, taking over from her brother Kazuki, although it is unknown whether her brother Kenji is co-leader. The Yakuza lose Belleville Park, Aspatria, Pike Creek and part of Wichita Gardens. The Big Shot Casino has also been lost, although they are paid protection money from the new owner. The Yakuza do manage, however, to gain Bedford Point, where Asuka bases herself. Yakuza member/associate Yuka, Asuka's niece, is kidnapped by Mike on orders from Colombian Cartel leader Cisco, although Mike later rescues her on orders from Asuka. Asuka then begins to employ Mike, later seemingly in love with him, and help him look for Vinnie's killer. Mike first collects some protection money from a casino owner, before helping the Liberty City Cocks by injuring a Vice City Mambas player, to help Asuka's gambling business. She then sends Mike to kill actor Biff Rock and bring back his shoes as proof of his death, although Mike spares him, but does take his shoes to Asuka as proof. Mike then discovers that the Uptown Yardies are delivering bad fish to Asuka's sushi restaurants and then kidnaps Mafia members to send to Asia as slaves. Mike decides to stop working for Asuka, agreeing to help her one more time by killing a rival pimp in Newport. Asuka later contacts Mike in regards to Yardies leader King Courtney, who they both dislike. Asuka tells Mike where he can locate Courtney, but is ambushed. Later, Asuka sends some of her men to assist Mike in the battle with Yardies, who then leave him to tackle them on his own. The Yakuza betrayal of Mike may have occurred due to Asuka discovering either Mike's kidnapping of Yuka or his failure to kill Biff Rock, with Asuka describing him as a 'means to an end'.

GTA III

In 2001, the Yakuza is lead by siblings Asuka and Kenji, although it is unknown whether Kenji became co-leader in 2001. Asuka first comes into Claude through an old friend named Maria Latore, wife of Leone Family Don Salvatore Leone. Asuka, has Claude prove his ties to the Leone Family are over by killing Salvatore when he leaves Luigi's Sex Club 7. Claude kills him and later kills a number of Leone hitmen and a reporter. She then introduces him to corrupt LCPD officer Ray Machowski and her brother Kenji. An undercover police officer, posing as a Yakuza member, is killed on Asuka's orders, from information provided by Machowski. Ray has Claude to kill his former partner Leon McAffrey, who threatens to reveal his links to the Yakuza. Claude fails to kill him, however, and is sent again to kill him, this time successfully, as well as his current partner who thinks is a rat. Claude also begins to work for Kenji, who first has Claude bust Kanbu out of jail. Then he has Claude collect cars to repay a debt, kill some Yardies attempting to form an alliance with the Cartel and collect some protection money. However, Kenji becomes irate when the Yardies and Cartel form an alliance and has Claude destroy some street vendings and kill the vendors.

Claude then begins to work for Donald Love, who has Claude to kill Kenji disguised as a Cartel member to start a gang war, which would drive down house prices. Claude succeeds in starting a war, leading to the Yakuza taking control of a construction site in Fort Staunton. While attacking the site, Asuka manages to capture Miguel, a high-ranking member of the Cartel, whom she tortures mercilessly. Miguel begins to tell off the Cartel plans, allowing Claude to kill squads hunting him down, stop the sale of SPANK by the Yardies and steal some SPANK being delivered to Francis International Airport. Claude then discovers that Catalina, the Cartel leader, has killed Asuka and Miguel, and kidnapped Maria, leading to Claude killing Catalina and rescuing Maria.

Members

The three main members of the Yakuza have official names for a position in a real life Yakuza Family, the words in the brackets are the equivalent of the position in a non-Yakuza clan

Associates

Mission Appearances

GTA III

GTA Advance

GTA Liberty City Stories

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Trivia

  • Their favorite radio stations are Lips 106, Rise FM and MSX FM.
  • Their symbol includes the Biohazard symbol on it.
  • The Yakuza may have discovered Donald Love's plan for Kenji and killed him in retaliation.
  • The Yakuza are one of three criminal organizations (along with the Zaibatsu Corporation and the Russian Mafia) that originated from the 2D Universe that were later carried over to the 3D Universe. They are also the only one of the three who the player ever takes missions from, be allied with, and whose members appear in normal gameplay, as the Russian Mafia only appears in missions, and Zaibatsu is only mentioned in radio advertisements.
  • Toshiko Kasen is the only member in the Yakuza who is affiliated with a Leone Family member, Toni Cipriani.

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