Kenji was born in Seoul, but didn't live there long. His family had moved to the United States and lived his early life there. By age 19 he had a daughter, and lost his girlfriend to a drunk driving incident at three years after the birth of Maggie. He had his sister watch his daughter while he worked at a steel mill out in Burns Harbor, Indiana. His work led to him and his daughter given an opportunity in the country of Chernarus, specifically South Zagoria. He continued working as a welder in the town of Chernogorsk on the docks, the day the whole outbreak really pressed Chernarus balls against the wall resulted in the loss of his daughter. She never came home from school, and he has looked for her since.