|It's a straightforward assignment, 47.|
|Lead by:||Masahiro Hayamoto|
|Known members:||Masahiro Hayamoto|
Masahiro Hayamoto Jr.
|Appearances:||Hitman 2: Silent Assassin|
Yamaguchi-Gumi is a real life crime syndicate of Yakuza. In Hitman 2: Silent Assassin it was lead by Masahiro Hayamoto and his son Masahiro Hayamoto Jr.. It appeared in Tracking Hayamoto, Hidden Valley, At the Gates and Shogun Showdown missions.
The Yamaguchi-gumi is Japan's largest and most infamous yakuza organization. It is named after its founder Harukichi Yamaguchi.
The Yamaguchi-gumi has its headquarters in Kobe, Japan, but it operates all across Japan and has overseas operations in Asia and the United States. They also have multiple covert groups working overseas. Historically. Yamaguchi enforcers were visible as bodyguards, however they often employed the use of ninjas as covert agents or mercenaries.
While the image of a ninja clad in black garb is more common, Hayamoto's Ninjas were experts and concealing themselves and camouflaging themselves with their environment. While indoors they dressed in black combat clothing to reduce their visibility is darkened areas.
- They are often seen wearing nightvision goggles and wielding a Katana.