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We got out, that's all that mattered. And now you can return the favor by finding my daughter...— Kenji Nakano

Kenji Nakano is a fisherman living in the Nakano residence on the northeastern shore of the Commonwealth in 2287.


Before Far Harbor

Kenji is the husband of Rei Nakano, father of Kasumi Nakano, and a small time fisherman from the northeastern coast of the Commonwealth. He previously lived with his father, Taichi Nakano, as well. Kenji is also an experienced sailor, having taken his boat across the East Coast, including north "to where the waters start to freeze."[1] Although they are a relatively independent family, Kenji occasionally takes trips to Diamond City for supplies.[2] Years prior to 2287, he helped Nick Valentine out on an investigation, as the detective needed access to a boat while searching for a lost heirloom. However, once the client had what he was looking for, he double-crossed Nick and Kenji, shooting the latter in the hip. The two managed to escape, though Kenji still has the lead from the bullet lodged inside of him.[3] The events took place before Ellie Perkins began working for Nick, meaning that the records on the case are somewhat sparse.[4]

Extremely protective of his daughter, Kenji is stern but still loving.[2] After Taichi died at the hands of raiders,[5] Kenji became even more concerned with Kasumi's safety.[6] Because of this, when Kasumi leaves for Acadia without a trace, his anxieties are worsened, believing that she was taken by kidnappers. However, Rei disagrees and wants him to calm down, believing that she may have just left home, as she is nineteen years old, old enough to handle herself.[7] He contacts Ellie Perkins, Nick's assistant at the agency, to hire Nick to help find his missing daughter.[4] In desperation and panic, he has been trying to contact the people who he thinks kidnapped Kasumi over the radio, having talked into it for hours without sleep when Nick Valentine and his partner, the Sole Survivor, enter their home unannounced.[8]


Depending on how the Conflict on the Island is resolved, the Nakanos' missing person investigation may conclude in several different ways: Kasumi is dead, at which Kenji will express great remorse;[9] or Kasumi decides to stay in Acadia, and the Nakanos can be told that she is or isn't a synth. If they are told she was replaced, Kenji will be filled with despair, not knowing when his real daughter died.[10] If they are told she is human, but staying in Acadia because of the people she cares about there, Kenji will accept that Rei was right; that Kasumi had grown up and should be allowed to make her own life away from her parents.[11]

If Kasumi returns home safely, Kenji's reaction will differ depending on whether or not she believes that she is a synth. If Kasumi believes that she is a synth, Kenji will be angered, refusing to accept anything but his human daughter. The Sole Survivor can convince Kenji to accept Kasumi in spite of this;[12] otherwise, he will kick her out of the house.[13] If Kasumi believes she is human, Kenji will be tearfully relieved to have her home and expresses his extreme gratitude.[14] He will also offer some of Taichi's old, buried belongings as a reward.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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Apparel Weapon Other items
Fisherman's outfit


  • His first and last names are of Japanese descent.
  • Kenji is seen wearing an outfit that is identical to the Legend of the Harbor outfit, although it cannot be pickpocketed or looted from him.


Kenji Nakano appears only in the Fallout 4 add-on Far Harbor.



  1. The Sole Survivor: "I think Kasumi took off someplace up North. Do you know what's up there?"
    Kenji Nakano: "Where, specifically? I've been up the coast, almost to where the waters start to freeze, but that's a lot of miles..."
    The Sole Survivor: "I think I know where Kasumi went. A place called Far Harbor."
    Kenji Nakano: "She went that far up North? God, that explains why she took the boat... You have to go after her! Please. Take my other ship on the dock outside. My father's design. It has a guidance system, and it's built for distance."
    (Kenji Nakano's dialogue)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kasumi's projects: Kitchen
  3. The Sole Survivor: "So what's the story with you and Nick?"
    Kenji Nakano: "Nick didn't tell you? Ran with him on one of his cases a few years back. Searching for some sort of lost heirloom. He needed a boat. Things... didn't end well. We were double-crossed by the client once we had what he was looking for. Still have some lead lodged into my hip."
    Nick Valentine: "Uh... right. Yeah, it's starting to come back to me... Sorry things ended sour."
    Kenji Nakano: "We got out, that's all that mattered. And now you can return the favor by finding my daughter..."
    (Kenji Nakano's and Nick Valentine's dialogue)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Kenji Nakano case notes
  5. The Sole Survivor: "Anything more you can tell me about Kasumi? The smallest detail could be important."
    Kenji Nakano: "I don't know what more to say. She's my little girl and she doesn't know how dangerous this world is. I never should have let her grandfather teach her how to how to fix these machines."
    The Sole Survivor: "Her grandfather? He taught her how to fix the radio?"
    Kenji Nakano: "Ever since she was old enough to walk, yes. Her grandfather had an ear for machines. Kasumi picked up the knack. He... passed away recently. He used to scavenge the ruins in the south for parts. I kept telling him he was getting too old..."
    (Kenji Nakano's dialogue)
  6. Dialogue notes in Kasumi's projects: Kitchen - {secretly worried about her safety. you just lost family to Raiders a few years ago}
  7. The Sole Survivor: "Why did your daughter really leave? Your wife says she left on her own, but you said it was kidnappers."
    Kenji Nakano: "I know it was kidnappers. Kasumi is a smart girl, but she doesn't know how... horrible people can be. Not like me and Rei. Why would she just leave her family? With no explanation? Someone tricked her. Got her to leave the safety of home. Every minute we aren't looking for my daughter, her life is in jeopardy."
    (Kenji Nakano's dialogue)
  8. Kenji Nakano: "Dammit. Come in! I know you're listening on the other end! Where is she? Where's my daughter!?"
    Rei Nakano: "Kenji. Please! You've been at this for hours. Stop! You need sleep."
    Kenji Nakano: "She's out there, Rei. Someone has her. They could be Raiders or Gunners or god knows what else!"
    Nick Valentine: "Hope you don't mind. We let ourselves in."
    Kenji Nakano: "Nick. Thank god! You need to get to work right away! She could be hurt. She could be..."
    Nick Valentine: "Whoa. Slow down. Uh... Kenji, was it? Why don't you go over the details with me and my partner here?"
    Kenji Nakano: "Your brought a partner? Good. The more eyes the better."
    (Kenji Nakano, Rei Nakano and Nick Valentine's dialogue)
  9. Sole Survivor: "You don't want to know the details, Kenji. I'm sorry."
    Kenji Nakano: "God... Our Kasumi... our little girl... It's everything I was afraid of..."
    (Kenji Nakano's dialogue)
  10. Sole Survivor: "I'm sorry, Kenji, but it's true. She's a synth. Your real daughter was replaced at some point."
    Kenji Nakano: "No... No it isn't true... Oh god... How long was I worried about that... thing, when the real Kasumi was already dead?"
    (Kenji Nakano's dialogue)
  11. Sole Survivor: "She's not a synth, but she has people there she cares about."
    Kenji Nakano: "So Rei was right. Kasumi needed to make her own life. Away from us. I guess I... just didn't want to believe she had grown up. That she was going to leave me."
    (Kenji Nakano's dialogue)
  12. Sole Survivor: "Kenji, listen to me. She's not to blame for this. Give her a chance. She's lost everything, too."
    Kenji Nakano: "We've been through... so much... You... you look just like her. Act like her... Talk like her..."
    Kasumi Nakano: "I know... And I know how much she meant to both of you. You're both good people. You deserve to have your daughter back."
    Kenji Nakano: "But you're not..."
    Rei Nakano: "Kenji, stop! I don't care anymore. Look at her! Can't we salvage what we can from this horrible world?"
    Kenji Nakano: "*sad sigh* Okay... Okay... She can stay..."
    (Kenji Nakano's dialogue)
  13. Kenji Nakano: "I never want to see you again... synth. You've brought enough pain to this family. Leave."
    (Kenji Nakano's dialogue)
  14. Kenji Nakano: "Welcome back home, Kasumi."
    Kasumi Nakano: "It's good to be home."
    Kenji Nakano: "You saved my daughter. Thank you."
    Sole Survivor: "Happy to do it, Kenji."
    (Kenji Nakano's dialogue)