- To me, [the] CIA is just like my chairman. If they tell me to kill someone, I do it. It doesn't matter who it is.
— Joji Kazama
He is depicted as bilingual, being able to speak both Japanese and English. He is 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.
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.
Based on Ryuzo Tamiya's account, Joji was an elite cop, working for the National Police Agency's Foreign Affairs and Intelligence Department in the past. Thirty years before the events of Yakuza 3, Joji emigrated to USA to avoid persecution due to his brother's yakuza background, earning a fresh start as a CIA agent working in their Far East division.
- Beautiful Eyes... just like my brother said.
— Joji Kazama to Kazuma Kiryu, spoken in English
Fighting style Edit
He shows proficiency in hand-to-hand combat, relying on precise attack combos.
- Joji and his brother Shintaro are both voiced by the same actor, Tetsuya Watari.
- In Yakuza 6, one of the cards that can be used when talking with a hostess states "I'll say "Beautiful Eyes" ... in English." This is likely a reference to Joji.