August 16th, 1968
Hair color
Eye color
162 cm
50 kg
Voice actor
Rio Natsuki (Japanese)
Lisle Wilkerson (English)
"You must be Japanese. Watch out. Here in Hong Kong, you can easily get run over."
―Joy meeting Ryo[src]

Joy (ジョイ Joi) is a young Chinese woman who can most often be seen around Aberdeen in Hong Kong, China riding her motorcycle.


Joy has an outspoken and confident personality, contrasting the more reserved and shy personalities of Nozomi Harasaki and Shenhua Ling. She lives a risky life on the edge, but she is street smart to make up for it. If one of her friends has been wronged, she can get revenge such as when she fools a scam artist.[1]

She is a fan of biking and seems to enjoy rock and roll music. She may also be a fan of video games, as she can be found in the Pine Game Arcade.[2]


Coming from a rich family, Joy is well known in the area because her father Chunyun Liang is a well-established businessman. He trades with Master Chen in Yokosuka. As such, a lot of people know and are friendly to Joy.

Since her father trades with Master Chen, she and his son Guizhang Chen know each other very well and consider each other friends. As seen in Shenmue Side Story, Guizhang once rescued her as a little girl.

She is also friends with the various Heavens members such as Wuying Ren and Xianweng Ni (Wong).

Shenmue II

After she first meets Ryo Hazuki in Aberdeen after she carelessly almost runs her bike into him, she becomes interested in helping him out and does so on several occasions such as showing him to a place to sleep and getting him a job at the harbor. She considers him a friend.

She and Wong follow Ryo and Ren to Kowloon and try to help them, but in the process, Joy is captured by the Yellow Heads, at which point Ryo sets out to rescue her. After being rescued, Joy decides to stay while Ryo goes to Guilin. She says bye to Ryo with Wong.



  • Joy's eyes are blue for her in-game model but are brown in her renders.
  • Joy's zodiac sign is Leo and she has a B blood type.
  • Joy mentions the words "Hang-On" when picking up Ryo over at the Come Over Guest House, a plug of the same game.
  • There is an extra scene where Ryo has a short flashback about Joy in Kowloon that is easily missed. Ryo must go up to her bike near the Tea Break Building in the Dimsum Qr. and press X to trigger the extra scene. This has to be done before Ryo gets caught by Dou Niu.[3]
  • If Ryo meets Joy for the first time at night, there will be no one in her way before she barges into Ryo with her motorcycle. She also will not say her spoken line "Get out of my way!" in that bit like she says during the day. Another noticeable difference in all of the scenes with Joy at night is that her motorcycle lights are flashing and lit. [4]


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