The Kazama Family (風間組, Kazama-gumi) is a yakuza family that served under the Tojo Clan.
The Kazama Family dates back as far as the 1980s. At that time, it was a subordinate of the Dojima Family. Shintaro Kazama serves the family's patriarch, but the de facto control lies in the hands of Osamu Kashiwagi, the family's captain, due to Kazama's incarceration in 1988.
During the events of the first game (as well as its Kiwami remake), the Kazama Family absorbed the remnants of Dojima Family. Following the absorption, Akira Nishikiyama was transferred to the Kazama Family, before branching out by creating his own yakuza family in 1996 and officiated in 2000. Following Kazama's death, Kashiwagi steps up as the family's second patriarch.
Kashiwagi continues to lead the family as recent as 2009 until his "death" (Though in reality he survives the shooting).