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The Tojo Clan (東城会, Tōjō-kai) is a yakuza group based in Kanto, of eastern Japan. It is the second largest yakuza group in the country, only second to the Omi Alliance based in western Japan. It was founded by Makoto Tojo, and had upwards of 100 families containing over 30,000 members total at its peak. Its headquarters are located in Tokyo.

The Tojo Clan appears and is prominently featured in every game in the mainline Yakuza series, as most of the series' playable characters - including Kazuma Kiryu and Ichiban Kasuga - are former members of the clan, and have close ties to its active members.


The Tojo Clan was founded by the first chairman Makoto Tojo on an unspecified date. The earliest part of Tojo Clan history seen in-game is 1980, when the Dojima Family carries out the Jingweon Massacre, killing 33 of the Jingweon Mafia's members in Kamurocho, including most of its leaders. The Tojo Clan is known have to existed in the 1960's, as Takashi Nihara describes Kazama as a yakuza back when he was Kiryu's age in Yakuza 0.

Five years later, in 1985, the clan gets into hot water when the Ueno Seiwa hit happens, where a member of the Tojo Clan's Sasai Family massacres men from the Ueno Seiwa Clan. It turns out that the hit was originally going to be used by the family's patriarch Hideki Sasai as a means to defuse and mediate the ongoing conflict between both clans, but botched some time before the hit.

In the following years, the clan seems to prosper, after Masaru Sera, the president of the Nikkyo Consortium, an organization within the Tojo Clan's ranks, is appointed chairman following Takashi Nihara's retirement. However, in 2005, another incident happens: Chairman Sera is murdered and the clan's ten billion yen goes missing, causing conflicts as many people are gunning for the chairman's seat. Ultimately, the position is given to Kazuma Kiryu through a will from both Sera and Shintaro Kazama. As it turns out, Sera let Kazama decide who would be the next chairman should he die. However, Kiryu decides to retire right after his appointment ceremony, and passes the position to Yukio Terada, a close acquaintance of Kazama.

In February 2006, in an effort to rebuild the clan and fill the empty seat of the clan captain, Terada announces a reformation plan, which states that the family with the most contributions for the clan may have its patriarch promoted to captain. This sparks competition between the direct families, especially Majima Family, Uematsu Family, and Ibuchi Family. Ten months later, in December 2006, Terada is assassinated, leaving the chairman position empty once again. However, this time, Kiryu personally wants Daigo Dojima (Sohei Dojima's son) to take the position to prevent a possible war. In order to temporarily fill the chairman's seat, Yayoi Dojima steps in as acting chairwoman.

In 2007, Daigo Dojima is officially appointed as the sixth chairman of the Tojo Clan. Although supported by senior members of the clan, the decision is met with a lot of resistance, as there are many with serious doubts about Daigo's capabilities as chairman. As a result of the conflict with the Omi Alliance, there are several third-tier organizations struggling financially, allowing Yoshitaka Mine and Tsuyoshi Kanda of the Nishikiyama Family to acquire vast amounts of territory in a short time. Later the same year, the Hakuho Clan is formed, with Mine as its inaugural chairman.

In 2009, Daigo is shot by Joji Kazama and falls into a coma, leaving clan captain Osamu Kashiwagi to handle the ensuing power struggle between the Hakuho Clan, Goh Hamazaki's Hamazaki Family, and the Nishikiyama Family. Following Kashiwagi's death and the dissolution of the other two organizations, Mine takes over as Interim Chairman.

After the incident, Daigo makes a full recovery and resumes his position as the clan's chairman. In 2010, the clan officiates a new family within its ranks: the Saejima Family, headed by Taiga Saejima, a legendary yakuza once famous for the Ueno Seiwa hit back in 1985.

In 2012, Daigo plans to form a nationwide alliance of yakuza by forming ties with several yakuza families and clans from across the country, a somewhat controversial move due to Daigo's notoriously egalitarian approach with regard to much smaller organizations.

The Tojo Clan's top officials are convicted and imprisoned by 2016. Katsumi Sugai, patriarch of Sugai Family and a previously unknown yakuza of the Tojo Clan, was appointed the organization's acting chairman. Daigo is later released from prison and decides to form a pact with Yomei Alliance, respecting Kiryu's wishes to not avenge him.

In 2017, the newly-elected governor of Tokyo, Ryo Aoki, enacted the Kamurocho 3K Plan to crack down on crime in the city, specifically aiming to weaken and eventually eliminate the Tojo Clan. Arakawa Family head Masumi Arakawa, under orders from the Sixth Chairman, leaked intel about Tojo activities to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Force, facilitating the Clan's rapid dismantlement by law enforcement. In the aftermath, the Arakawa Family struck a deal with the Omi Alliance, allowing the latter to take over Tokyo in exchange for accepting the former into its ranks. By 2019, the Tojo Clan had collapsed entirely, and the Omi Alliance, which found itself stretched too thin by its sudden expansion, soon followed. From the outset, Daigo Dojima and Masaru Watase had intended to use the 3K Plan to facilitate the smooth dissolution of both of their factions, as the strong anti-yakuza laws had made it too difficult for the yakuza lifestyle to continue, yet both factions had grown too large for their leaders to unilaterally break up without provoking the rank-and-file to mutiny. The yakuza leaders submit a letter of disbandment of the Tojo Clan and Omi Alliance to the police, and agree to form a legitimate security company based in Osaka together.

In the Tojo Clan's final days, Kazuki Soma, an officer candidate within the Nikkyo Consortium, departed the Tojo Clan without formal notice, seemingly sensing that its days were numbered. Soma became known as the first member of the faction to jump ship before its collapse, and he also urged his fellow officer candidate, Daimu Akutsu, to do the same. At that point, the Tojo Clan was so weak that it no longer had the resources to hunt defectors who left without paying the usual tribute, and amid the faction's subsequent breakup, Soma completely avoided punishment. Soma went on to establish the hangure gang RK with Akutsu as his second-in-command, filling the power vacuum in Tokyo's criminal underworld and attracting hundreds of former Tojo yakuza into its ranks. By late 2021, RK ruled Kamurocho uncontested and was poised for further growth, but the gang abruptly met its end with the loss of its two top leaders as a result of the Akihiro Ehara affair.

Membership and subsidiary families[]


Title Name Years Active
First Chairman Makoto Tojo Unknown
Second Chairman Unknown Unknown to 1985-1988
Acting Second Chairman Takashi Nihara 1985-1988 to 1993
Third Chairman Masaru Sera 1993 to 2005
Fourth Chairman Kazuma Kiryu 2005 (one day only)
Fifth Chairman Yukio Terada 2005 to 2006
Interim Chairwoman Yayoi Dojima 2006
Sixth Chairman Daigo Dojima 2007 to 2019
Interim Chairman Osamu Kashiwagi 2009
Interim Chairman Yoshitaka Mine 2009
Interim Chairman Minoru Aoyama 2012
Interim Chairman Katsumi Sugai 2016

Subsidiary Clans and Families[]

Crest Name Leader Years Active
N/A Adachi Family Unknown 2006
N/A Aoyama Family Minoru Aoyama Unknown to 2012
Arakawa Family Crest Arakawa Family Masumi Arakawa 1980's to 2019
N/A Bato Family Unknown Unknown to 2019
Dojima daimon Dojima Family Sohei Dojima Unknown to 1995
Hakuho Clan Crest Hakuho Clan Yoshitaka Mine 2007 to 2009
Hamazaki-gumi-kamon Hamazaki Family Goh Hamazaki Unknown to 2009
N/A Hashiguchi Family Unknown 2006
Hatsushiba-kai Hatsushiba Clan Hatsushiba Unknown to 2010
N/A Hikawa Family Unknown Unknown to 1977
Ibuchi-gumi Ibuchi Family Kei Ibuchi 2006
N/A Jinsei Family

(Third Tier Subsidiary)

Unknown 1980's to 2016 (or later)
N/A Kameya Family Unknown 2006
N/A Kanazawa Family Unknown 2006
Kanemura-kougyou Kanemura Enterprises
(Shibata Family Subsidiary)
Hiroshi Kanemura Unknown to 2010
Kazama daimon Kazama Family Shintaro Kazama
Osamu Kashiwagi
1985 to 2009
Kuze-Kenno-kai Kenno Clan
(Dojima Family Subsidiary)
Daisaku Kuze Unknown to 1988
N/A Kubo Real Estate

(Nioka Family Subsidiary)

Kazumichi Kubo Unknown to 2012
Kukidaimon Kuki Family Ryutaro Kuki
Ryusho Kuki
Unknown to 2012
Majimabadgey6 Majima Family Goro Majima 1990's to 2006
2007 to 2019
Matsugane-kamon Matsugane Family
(Unknown Family Subsidiary)
Mitsugu Matsugane 1990s to 2019
N/A Miyoshi Family Unknown 2006
N/A Murao Family Unknown 2006
Nikkyoren-pin Nikkyo Consortium Masaru Sera
Masashi Kunieda
1980's to 2019
N/A Nioka Family Kozo Nioka Unknown to 2012
Nishikiyama daimon Nishikiyama Family Akira Nishikiyama
Koji Shindo
Tsuyoshi Kanda
1996 to 2009
N/A Niyoda Family Unknown Unknown to 2010
N/A Okamura Family Okamura Active in 2006 (Yakuza 2 Only)
Saejima-Kamon Saejima Family Taiga Saejima 2010 to 2019
Sakakigumi Sakaki Family Unknown Unknown to 2019
N/A Sasai Family Hideki Sasai Unknown to 1985
Shibata-gumi-pin Shibata Family Kazuo Shibata 1980's to 2010
Shibusawa-gumi Shibusawa Family
(Dojima Family Subsidiary)
Keiji Shibusawa Unknown to 1988
Shimano daimon Shimano Family Futoshi Shimano 1985 to 2005
N/A Shinomiya Family Unknown Active in 1993
Someyabadgey6 Someya Family Takumi Someya 2015 to 2016
N/A Sugai Family Katsumi Sugai 1980's to 2016

Taihei Association
(Dojima Family Subsidiary)

Hiroki Awano Unknown to 1988
Tamashiro-Kamon Tamashiro Family Tetsuo Tamashiro Unknown to 2009
N/A Toda Family Unknown 2006
N/A Tsuchiya Family Unknown 2006
Uematsu-gumi Uematsu Family Akinobu Uematsu 2006
N/A Ushimata Family Takero Ushimata Active in 2019
N/A Yajima Family Unknown 2006

Members by Appearances[]

Yakuza/Yakuza Kiwami[]



  • Masaru Sera (Third Chairman)
  • Kazuma Kiryu (Fourth Chairman for a day)
  • Yukio Terada (Fifth Chairman)
  • Shintaro Kazama (Patriarch of the Kazama Family, now a direct subsidiary)
    • Osamu Kashiwagi (Captain)
  • Akira Nishkiyama (Patriarch of the Nishikiyama Family, now a direct subsidiary)
  • Futoshi Shimano (Patriarch of the Shimano Family)
    • Goro Majima (Captain; Patriarch of the Majima Family)
  • Masashi Kunieda (President of the Nikkyo Consortium)

Yakuza 2/Yakuza Kiwami 2 (2006)[]

1980 (flashbacks):

Yakuza Kiwami 2 (Majima Saga) (2006)[]

  • Yajima (Patriarch of the Yajima Family)
  • Toda (Patriarch of the Toda Family

Yakuza 3 (2009)[]

Yakuza 4 (2010)[]

Kurohyou: Ryu ga Gotoku Shinsho (2010)[]

Kurohyou 2: Ryu ga Gotoku Ashura-hen (2012)[]

  • Ryusho Kuki (Patriach of the Kuki Family)
    • Sasaki (Ryusho's former caretaker and current Dragon Heat staff)
    • Ichiro Tanaka (Former Hitman)
  • Kozo Nioka (Patriarch of the Nioka Family)
    • Kazumichi Kubo (Owner of Kubo Real Estate)
      • Kobashi
      • Nagata
      • Okamatsu
    • Hayato Makabe (Member)

Yakuza 5 (2012)[]

Yakuza 0 (1988)[]

Yakuza 6 (2016)[]

Imprisoned for most of the game's events:

Judgment (2018)[]

Yakuza: Like a Dragon (1977-2019)[]

Lost Judgment (2021)[]

Members listed here were a part of the Tojo until its dissolution in 2019.

The Kaito Files (2022)[]



Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth (historic)[]

The Tojo Clan is dissolved as of the game's events in 2023, but several past members and subsidiaries are featured in flashbacks and recollections.


  • Hikawa Family Patriarch
    • Masumi Arakawa (Soldier; kills the Patriarch and many of his men in a flashback)


  • Shuji Tabata (Patriarch of the Tabata Family)
    • Yutaka Yamai (Soldier; banished from the Tojo Clan after his involvement in Shuji's murder)
  • Yui Tabata (Shuji's wife; Matriarch of the family)

Non-Canon Members[]

Yakuza: Dead Souls (2011)[]

Ryu ga Gotoku Online - The Legend of Ichiban Kasuga (2001-2018)[]



  • The Tojo Clan logo is printed onto a pair of coasters that came with the "After Hours" edition of Yakuza 6.
  • In Judgment, which takes place in December 2018, the Tojo Clan is still present in Kamurocho despite Yakuza: Like a Dragon establishing that the Tojo had been pushed out by the Omi Alliance and the Kamurocho 3K Plan six months after Aoki's election in 2017.
  • The closest real world parallel organization is the Sumiyoshi-Kai who operate in Kamurocho's real life inspiration Kabukichō.
  • The Tojo Clan's member count is inconsistent between games, as despite the Tojo Clan's decline (owing to the events of the games not being conducive to its growth), the number is increased from 25,000 to 30,000 in Yakuza 4. It is reduced back to 25,000 in Yakuza 6, but only in Kiryu's awakening sequence (taking place just after the events of Yakuza 5 where alliances with the Yamagasa Family and Kitakata Family were already formed).