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■ Three Times the Size of Kamurocho! The New Setting of Isezaki Ijincho, Yokohama
Isezaki Ijincho is about three times the size of Kamurocho. Each area has its own personality and charm, including the “Public Employment Security Office District,” “Snack District,” “Brothel District,” “Isezaki Road,” “Kounai Station,” “Chinese Restaurants Alley,” “Korea Town,” “Chinatown,” and “Hamakita Park.”
Public Employment Security Office District
Hello Work Misaki is located in this area, which is where protagonist Ichiban Kasuga and company can go to change jobs. Additionally, the homeless’ living quarters and a street lined with small, suspicious-looking restaurants can also be found here. It is the area with the heaviest atmosphere in Isezaki Ijincho.
—The “district of poverty” is where the homeless congregate. This is where Kasuga wakes up after he was beaten by Masumi Arakawa. It is from here he starts his life in Isezaki Ijincho.
—A desolate lineup of small restaurants. None of the shops actually operate as a small restaurant—they are actually secret brothels.
An area with the atmosphere of a foreign land, where most of signs are written in Hangul. This is also where the base of a mysterious organization called the Geomijul is located. It is a dangerous area.
—A dangerous place in Isezaki Ijincho, lined with Korean restaurants and the like.
Chinese Restaurants Alley
An area where the high-end Chinese restaurant Qing-Jin Restaurant is located, which is the stronghold of the Chinese mafia known as the “Yokohama Refugees.” Like Korea Town, this is one of the dangerous areas of Isezaki Ijincho. It has a very different layout from the Chinatown area, which is similarly lined with Chinese restaurants.
—A desolate lineup of small Chinese restaurants bring about an atmosphere that make this area difficult to tread.
Isezaki Road is a shopping district where Isezaki Ijincho is at its flashiest. Many shops line the streets of this area, where you can enjoy eating out and having fun.
—This is an area you will often visit to shop and eat out.
—PIA is one of the tie-in pachislot shops in the game, where you can go to play popular pachislot machines. You can exchange the medals you obtain here for powerful items.
An area where brothels such as the long-standing “Otohime Land” line the streets. There are also shops that deal in adult items and nightlife. Classless hosts and the like also wander this neighborhood.
—The adult playground area of Isezaki Ijincho.
—The Otohime Land brothel. There is currently only one manager, who is always swamped with work. Kasuga and company come upon this shop via a job offer from Hello Work and go in for an interview…
An area crowded with snack shops. Other than snack shops, there is also a boutique, a karaoke bar called Survive Bar that later becomes Kasuga and company’s gathering spot, and more.
—There are a number of tenement houses in the Snack District. It is a place for the adults living in Isezaki Ijincho to relax.
—Adachi’s favorite karaoke bar, Survive Bar. While business is usually slow, after becoming friends with regular customer Adachi, it becomes Kasuga and company’s gathering spot.
Chinatown is one of the traditional areas of Yokohama. Crowded with a large number of Chinese restaurants, it is always bustling with people.
—A large gate stands as the symbol of Chinatown. At night the town is flashy and lively.
An area centered on Kounai Station, a major station in the heart of Isezaki Ijincho. It is a place with a number of western-style buildings and a modern atmosphere. There are also many Play Spots here such as the Batting Center and Darts Bar Bee, where you can play darts.
—Kounai Station is located in the heart of the city, and the area around it is thriving.
—Darts Bar Bee is a place where you can get food and play darts in the Kounai Station area. Darts arrows are also sold here, so if you want to play darts, go ahead and buy some.
Yokohama’s biggest park. Inside the park you will find numerous wagon shops, Dragon Kart, and more.
—Hamakita Park is a popular spot for dates among Yokohama residents.
—The Dragon Kart reception garage. Fujisawa, a staff member standing outside the garage, is accepting applications to participate in a Dragon Kart tournament.
■ The People Living in the City
Kasuga will encounter various unique characters in Isezaki Ijincho, Yokohama. Here is an introduction to some of the people that become key characters in this exciting drama.
Hamako (voiced by Jun Karasawa)
The manager of a small restaurant located in a corner of Isezaki Ijincho. She is helping women who have no choice but to sell their bodies to live.
Nonomiya (voiced by Youhei Tadano)
The manager of the Isezaki Ijincho brothel Otohime Land. Since he comes down very strongly on the women that work there, throwing out one harsh comment after the other, his reputation among the girls is not a good one.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon is due out for PlayStation 4 on January 16, 2020 in Japan, and in 2020 in the Americas and Europe. A demo is available now. Read more about the game here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here“>here.
View the screenshots at the gallery.