Originally from Hiroshima, Kiyomi left for Tokyo after graduating high school, becoming a hostess. She was making a considerable amount of money until one of her customers forced her to take loans, causing her to be indebted until one of her other customers, Takumi Someya, freed her from her debts by fighting off her loan sharks.
Sometime later, Kiyomi and Someya got married and had a daughter, but their marriage was damaged by Someya's yakuza background, of which Kiyomi didn't approve. She tried to leave him with the daughter, but one of Someya's men captured both Kiyomi and their daughter. Someya abused her for attempting to run away with their daughter. When their daughter reached the age of three, Kiyomi left her to Tokyo and return to Hiroshima.
Yakuza 6 Edit
During Kiryu's journey in Hiroshima, Kiyomi helped him by providing information about where Kiryu could stay and lending a hand in taking care of Haruto. During the battle in Millenium Tower, she is being held hostage by Kanji Koshimizu. When the team learn of this via videolink, Someya sacrifices himself to stop him from shooting her, but Koshimizu does so anyway.
In the game's epilogue, it is revealed that Kiyomi is in fact still alive: Koshimizu had loaded his gun with blanks as he had not wished for her to die. She had agreed to act as if she had died when he fired, not knowing that her ex-husband would go to the length he did to stop her from being shot.
Kiyomi appears much more youthful and less withered than her former classmates Kazuaki Ino and Tsuyoshi Nagumo, even though they are all the same age at around forty years old. Kiyomi has a slight frame and a round face with short hair. She wears a purple patterned medium length dress with a necklace.
Kiyomi appears to be a friendly woman and a good caretaker, given the fact that she's a mother and that she helped Kiryu to take care of Haruto during his trip to Hiroshima. Despite this, her troubled past with Takumi Someya appears to leave a degree of trauma to her.
- It is actually normal in Japan for one parent to completely cut themselves off from their children in the event of a divorce. What makes this case unusual is that it is almost always the father who leaves and not the mother.