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Shinji Tanaka is one of the characters in the Yakuza (series).
A former Dojima Family man who became a yakuza for his admiration of the "Dragon of Dojima." After Sohei Dojima's murder, he is transferred by Kazama into the Nishikiyama Family to keep a watchful eye on him. He decides to help Kiryu, nd provides him a way to sneak into Sera's funeral to meet Kazama, but after Kazama is shot by a sniper, Shinji takes him into hiding. When Reina openly betrays Nishikiyama, Shinji protects her, but is gunned down by the Nishikiyama Family. In his last breath, he tells Kiryu to seek Kazama's whereabouts from his girlfriend, Akemi.