|Izumi Takano - 高野和泉|
|D.O.B.||4th October 1968|
|Appears in||Shenmue II|
Izumi Takano (Japanese: 高野和泉) a Japanese girl living in Hong Kong. She is a student the same age as Ryo and also works as a shop assistant at the Tomato Convenience Store in the Golden Quarter, Wan Chai. She becomes friends with Ryo after they find out they are both Japanese, and she also practices martial arts, sometimes taking part in events at the Pine Game Arcade close to where she works. Although she is in Hong Kong to study it's not clear what exactly she is studying.
 Extra Scenes
Izumi is revealed to be a passerby character in the What's Shenmue? demo.
 Fight against Izumi
The first thing to do is to meet both Eileen and Izumi. Izumi can be found working in the Tomato Convenience in the Golden Qtr, Wan Chai at all times. To meet Eileen however, the player needs to get Fangmei to like Ryo, which will "activate" Eileen and cause her to start appearing in Pigeon Park, Aberdeen. See Fangmei Birthday Event.
Once these two requirements have been met the next thing to do is to get the Big Bronze Medal, which can be found in the Vacant Lot in the Green Market Qtr, this is located down an alley behind the Green Market's Pawnshop. After completing these three things Ryo can fight Eileen and Izumi on the 3rd floor of the Pine Game Arcade, Golden Qtr. Eileen will be the first opponent, after defeating Eileen Ryo will then face Izumi, the prize for defeating Izumi is the Big Silver Medal.
 Go Duck Racing with Izumi
After defeating Izumi in the Pine Game Arcade, if Ryo visits Izumi at the Tomato Convenience she will offer to take Ryo to the Duck Racing events.