Unfortunately, since the above are all pictures. I am unable to meet the physical 300 character criteria. As you see however, I have typed a whole lot more than 300 characters in my background story. So this spoiler has been made to cover that so I will be able to go in game. This has been approved by an admin.
Sumiyoshi-kai is the largest crime syndicate based in Tokyo's Minato district. This district is known to house many massage parlors. The Sumiyoshi-kai operate out of the Kabuki-cho neighborhood. The syndicate had a long and dominating history in Tokyo's crime scene. Sumiyoshi has the largest presence in the Roppongi entertainment district with approximately 10 offices. The Sumiyoshi-kai forced bars, restaurants and other businesses to pay thousands to millions of yen a month for protection. Typically sex entertainment businesses alongside illegal casinos paid the highest protection fee. Business owners who continuously refuse or fail to meet the syndicates demands, are forcefully removed from their territory.
Kazuhiro is the son of a known Yakuza boss. Born in Saitama Japan, Kazuhiro grew up in a crime family. His father being the head of the Sumiyoshi-kai, Tokyo’s largest crime syndicate. Despite being surrounded by crime, Kazuhiro hardly saw the seriousness of it all until he became eight years old. One of his father's henchmen had done something to make the Sumiyoshi-kai lose face. Kazuhiro never figured out the details behind it but his father insisted him to sit in on a ‘Yubitsume’. A Japanese ritual to atone for offenses to another, a way to be punished or to show sincere apology to another, by means of amputating portions of one's own little finger.
Kazuhiro’s life of crime began at the age of eighteen. His father commanded him to start at the bottom where he was ordered to collect protection money from various bars, restaurants and other businesses in their territory. Kazu’s way of working was surprisingly effective. He learned from his father how to manipulate people into paying their protection money. He became so versed at it that his followers began to call it Kazu’s way. Naturally there had to be a business owner who refused to pay the young man. It was then that he gained the nickname ‘Hebi / Snake’ amongst his men. Seemingly understanding at first, Kazuhiro apologized to the defying restaurant owner for raising the protection money and promised the man to speak to his father about lowering it as means to apologize for his youthful arrogance.
However, instead of doing so. Kazuhiro returned later that night with a nasty surprise. The restaurant owner did not know that his then eighteen year old daughter had developed a heavy crush on the man. She seemed all too interested in Kazuhiro’s life and frankly hated her father for being so restrictive. Kazu exploited that and used her for his own personal pleasures before he took her back to her father's restaurant. With his arm around her, he smirked at the restaurant owner before leaning into his daughter to kiss the side of her face in which she couldn’t resist giving out a light giggle. “Not here” she whispered softly before the defying daughter began to introduce Kazuhiro to her father. She knew Kazu was on the wrong side of the tracks but had no clue who he truly was.
With trembling eyelids, the restaurant owner politely bowed. Kazuhiro noted that he admired the place and that he loved coming here if he wanted to ‘eat out’. He then inquired curiously about a rumor he had heard on the street regarding business owners having to pay an increased amount of protection money in the area. The restaurant owner nodded and replied “When you are pushed against the wall, all you can do is pay.” Kazuhiro gave a light laugh and nodded. “I guess it can’t be helped.” he said with a light shrug.
Years passed and Kazuhiro had managed to work his way up the ranks to the point where his father had begin to see him as his successor. Crime began to rise when the world slowly began to crumble. This created opportunities for the Sumiyoshi-kai as they were looking to expand their human trafficking business. Kazuhiro’s father had asked his son to go to Sochi Russia to discuss a lucrative business deal. His father stressed that he needed to pay attention to local news outlets to keep himself updated on the crisis developing in neighboring country called Chernarus. He landed roughly around the time the events of patient zero became public.
It wasn’t until a few days after he landed that a war between Russia and Chernarus broke out. The infection in Chernarus rapidly expanded as well. Meanwhile getting out of Russia was becoming next to impossible as well. Whoever managed to fly out was simply lucky and unfortunately Kazuhiro was not one of them. Kazuhiro will always remember his last phone call to his father. Not wanting to lose face in front of his father, he said the following “Dear father, business went well. We have managed to strike a deal. I am packing my bags as we speak. I will be home soon.” His father replied: “As expected of my son. I am proud of you. Now hurry up and come back home. I have prepared something for you.”