- "Oh! Ryo! Hello! It's pretty chilly out, eh? "
- ― Nomura-san having an conversation with Ryo
Mitsugu Nomura (野村貢 Nomura Mitsugi) is a veteran taxi driver with 27 years of experience.
Mitsugu used to work for a large taxi business, but quit so that he could be self-employed. Even though it is less money, and irregular working hours, he enjoys the freedom gained with working this way. He lives in Sakuragaoka with his wife Taeko Nomura, but the two are not getting along well. Six months ago, their daughter suddenly left home to live in Tokyo, Japan and has not been in contact with them ever since. This is causing a problem on their marriage as they blame each other for their daughter's breaking of contact. To avoid the tension at home, Nomura works at night or wanders around Dobuita during the day to avoid seeing Taeko. It is likely that they will soon break up, but no one else is aware of their problems they are facing.
- Mitsugu's zodiac sign is Cancer and he has a AB blood type.