|Susumu Aketagawa - 明田川進|
|D.O.B.||10th February 1929|
|Voice Actor||Akimitsu Takase (Japanese)|
Jeff Manning (English)
|Appears in||Shenmue I|
Susumu Aketagawa (Japanese: 明田川進) is the owner of Yamaji Soba Noodles off Dobuita Street, Yokosuka, and has been producing his special soba noodles for over 30 years. After 10 years of being a live-in student to another chef, he finally was taught how to knead soba, and he has taken that approach with his current student, Kiyoshi Yamanaka. But in recent years, Susumu has been considering retirement due to his declining health and is thinking about finally showing Kiyoshi how to knead the soba so that he can take over the restaurant. He hopes that one day Kiyoshi might marry his daughter, and that the two of them can take care of him in his old age.