In S4 of The Man in the High Castle, Chief Inspector Takeshi Kido doesn't leave with his son and Japanese colleagues like the 3-star Admiral, and remains in SF. Why?

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Takeshi Kido traded his life for his son to Yakuza. Since Yakuza had his son, he offered his allegiance to them in return for his son's life.

As he is now under Yakuza he must obey their orders. And since Yakuza had decided to stay in SF he cannot leave without their permission.

  • "Takeshi Kido traded his life for his son to Yakuza." What does this mean please? I can't remember the plot that well.
    – user13434
    Aug 15, 2020 at 8:27
  • @Accounting: Added details: It happens at end of 4th season in episode "Fire from the Gods".
    – Rahul
    Aug 15, 2020 at 12:16
  • Thanks! Doesn't Yakuza operate in Japan too? if so, couldn't Kido have offered to work for them in Japan?
    – user13434
    Aug 15, 2020 at 23:01
  • @Accounting: They do. But there is no depiction major of Japan.
    – Rahul
    Aug 16, 2020 at 7:54

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