Yoshinobu Suzuki (鈴木善伸 suzuki yoshinobu) is the Japanese Minister of Domestic Travel. He introduces an initiative to build a large resort in Okinawa, on the land where Kazuma Kiryu has his Morning Glory Orphanage.
Yakuza 3 Edit
Suzuki's rival Ryuzo Tamiya and the American CIA have come up with a plan to expose and capture the head of one of the largest illegal arms dealers in the world, Black Monday. The plan involves proposing the expansion of the U.S. military base in Okinawa and the inclusion of a new ballistic missile defense system. This would upset the balance of the area, making Japan too dominant, and other countries would turn to Black Monday to arm themselves. To make his proposal seem like it might actually pass, Tamiya turns to Suzuki. He does not reveal what his true intentions are, but he consults him and has him tack on a proposal that would be rider to a bill; both proposals would have to pass. This is where the resort idea comes into play. A resort is far more attractive than a military base, and people in the area would undoubtedly support such a measure. That would force the base's expansion, and get Black Monday a lot of business. Of course, Tamiya has no intention of actually going through with the base expansion. He does not mention this to Suzuki however, who becomes busy soaking up the land in the area in preparation. When Tamiya's underling, Shoyo Toma, finds out that the plan is all a fraud, he switches camp. Because Okinawa is his homeland, and he would like to fight for its prosperity, he visits Suzuki and tells him everything. This prompts Suzuki to rely on Yoshitaka Mine, traitor to the Tojo Clan, to take Kazuma Kiryu, Daigo Dojima, and Shigeru Nakahara out of the picture so that his plans can go ahead. He also introduces the bill, rather than just let it be a proposal, as Tamiya had intended. Kiryu visits Tamiya and hears about the scheme from him directly, but Suzuki sends his personal security force to stop Kiryu from leaving the minister's office alive. Goro Majima shows up and saves Kiryu, leaving Suzuki's plans in Mine's hands.