"C'mon, that's no-no. You lose friends that way."
A loan shark in Kineicho, Nagoya, who also happened to be a fan of Shinada during his time as a baseball player.
Takasugi became acquainted to Shinada after obtaining his autograph back in 1997.
Yakuza 5 Edit
Takasugi is a well-dressed man, to a point where Kineicho locals believe that he's involved with the yakuza. He wears a dark gray suit over an off-white shirt, and a pair of modern-looking glasses.
- Takasugi is constantly persuading Shinada to do his bidding by telling him about his two children. In his final scene when bequeathed with Shinada's baseball money, he remarks "I ain't even married!" This may allude to the character Benny from the 1990 film Total Recall.