Yumi Sawamura is a former hostess of Serena and the supposed "sister" of Mizuki Sawamura, introduced in the first Yakuza (and its Kiwami remake).

In Japanese she is voice by Miyako Uesaka in the first game and Maaya Sakamoto in the remake of the first game. In English she is voiced by Eliza Dushku in the English version of the first game.


Yumi was a close friend of both Kiryu and Nishiki whom she met at the Sunflower Orphanage. She is younger than them and pampered by both boys and Kazama as well. After Kiryu and Nishiki's departure from the orphanage, with Kazama's assistance, she too left the place and graduated from junior college, living a life of independence. In order to base in the location where her close friends were, she left for Tokyo and started working in Serena as a hostess. There, she builds a trusting relationship with Reina, the bar's mama-san. Life was smooth sailing then for her until an event took place in 1995.

Yakuza/Yakuza Kiwami Edit

Yumi was never the same after the event at Dojima's office and disappeared from the hospital immediately after. She drifted apart from her two best friends.

She didn't know that Kiryu thought about her constantly and Nishiki carried her ring in his pocket after finding it that fateful night. She went to work as a hostess in Reina’s popular Serena Bar though she remained quiet and withdrawn.

One day her sister, Mizuki, disappeared. From then on, Yumi spent most of her free time with her daughter, Haruka, at the Sunflower Orphanage. That is, until she vanished. She is Kazuma Kiryu's childhood love, while the father of her child was Jingu, the head of the MIB.

Appearance Edit

Yumi wears a white cardigan, a black knee-length skirt, and a pair of heels. She keeps a shoulder-length hair.

Personality Edit

Yumi is depicted as a tender and sweet female, however the events of the first game left her with a degree of trauma.


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