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Masayo Washio
General Masaya Washio
Picture from his PDA profile.
Character in Just Cause 2
First appearance Three Kings
Faction Japanese Military
Job General and later secret ambassador
Last known status Dead

Masayo Washio is a character in Just Cause 2.


The mission info and subtitles call him Masayo, but his PDA page calls him Masaio. The latter is assumed to be an error.

Masayo produces less internet search results, but it's mentioned to be a real Japanese name by Wikipedia. However, some languages (examples Arabic and Chinese) do not have an official way to directly "translate" the pronunciations into any alphabet. This results in some words often having different spelling in any alphabet-based language. In those cases, both are considered correct.

Personal infoEdit

According to Jade Tan, his "motto is said to be - 'pain is good, death is better'."


Masayo Washio has lived in the shadow of his great warrior father Etsuo Washio since childhood. Like his father, Washio joined the army at 15. But so far for him, there have been no battles, no glory. Japan's peacetime army has acted only to save earthquake survivors.

But the tune is changing. China will soon be on the march - and the Japanese government is sharp enough to know that if they don't make a stand now they will be washed away with Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and the rest before the US and Russia dare call a halt to the expansion.

So Japan's army is being secretly re-awakened. Panau is going to be the line in the sand. But it must appear at first to be a popular rebellion. Which is why Washio has forged an alliance with Sri Irawan and his tribesmen. By promising them independence on the New Panau, the Japanese will use their might to take the reins of the government. And once in power, the large indigenous Japanese population can be directed to vote for secession to Japan.

He served long after World War II and probably wouldn't know anything about the facility on Hantu Island. However, he still uses some of the battle cries used by the Imperial Japanese Army on Hantu Island by the Imperial Japanese Army.

His specialty was satellite-guided missiles. By the time of the mission "Three Kings", he was no longer directly working for the Japanese military, so it's unknown if those missiles belong to the Japanese military. However, he was representing the nation of Japan.

He was killed by Rico Rodriguez and Tom Sheldon during the mission Three Kings.

He uses an Assault Rifle and his special "satellite" guided missiles as weapons. He, along with Alexander Mirkov, spawn unlimited bodyguards, meaning they continuously re-spawn after you kill them.


  • He is the oldest character in the game.


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