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"It is only when he is with you that the young master seems like he's human. That's how I'd like him to be, because he is the man who stands at the top."
—Nishida to Tsukushi[src]

Nishida (西田 (にしだ) ) was the secretary of Domyoji Group's executive director Kaede Domyoji. He traveled with her to New York and Japan, rarely leaving her side for several years. Nishida later became a major supporter of her son Tsukasa Domyoji and his relationship with Tsukushi Makino.

Biography

Working for Kaede

Nishida talks with Tsukasa

"To tell you the truth, there a times when I'm scared to be around the executive director. However, that girl...without backing down from the executive director, she said she's not going to succumb to her wishes because she does not want to live a life she'd be ashamed of. What she said today really got to the executive director."
—Nishida talks about Tsukushi standing up to Kaede[src]

He briefly met Tsukushi Makino at the Domyojis mansion in Japan. Nishida had her escorted her out immediately, when Tsukushi attempted to speak to Kaede.[1] Later, Nishida saw an unfinished puzzle in Tsukasa Domyoji's room. He reported it to Kaede, remembering that she use to fight with her son about puzzles. Kaede ordered to investigate his behavior.[2] Nishida obtained photos of Tsukushi lying in bed with a guy. Before leaving for New York with Kaede, she showed the photos to Tsukasa and told him to not get involved with her. Nishida received news of Tsukasa being hospitalized and that he was with Tsukushi at the time.[3]

Nishida traveled with Kaede back to Japan, where she confronted Tsukasa about Tsukushi. Later, he and Kaede paid a visit to the Makinos. Nishida did his part to convince them to take the money in exchange for Tsukushi leaving Tsukasa alone. Tsukushi's mother poured salt on Kaede, so they left shortly.[4] When Kaede asked Sakurako Sanjo to seduce Tsukasa, Nishida was instructed to locate Tsukasa.[5] A few days later, Tsukushi confronted Kaede after she attacked Tsukushi's family and friends. Nishida was impressed by her speech.[6] After the Teen of Japan contest, Nishida went back to New York with Kaede and Tsukasa.[7]

Supporting Tsukasa

Nishida is on Tsukasa's side

"Right now, the chairwoman is trying desperately to keep Domyoji Group afloat. However, I don't believe these are the values that the company was originally founded upon. As a global corporation, Domyoji Group should be much more compassionate, like how it originally was."
—Nishida tells Tsukasa about his ideal Domyoji Group[src]

In January 2007, Nishida returned to Japan with Kaede and Tsukasa. He was directed by his boss to deliver an invitation to Tsukasa's birthday party to Tsukushi. At Tsukasa's party, Nishida escorted Shigeru Okawahara onto the stage when her and Tsukasa's engagement was announced.[8] A few days later, he told Tsukasa that he hoped that he had no regrets about agreeing to the engagement. Tsukasa responded by asking "whose side are you on?", to which Nishida said "I'm on the side of justice." Tsukasa and his mother then went to have dinner with Shigeru and her parents. Midway through Nishida discreetly handed Tsukasa a note informing him that Tsukushi was in the hospital.[9]

Seeing that Domyoji Group's stocks were still falling, Nishida suggested that they close their New York offices. Kaede told him that "[he] must be kidding" and Nishida apologized. Kaede then asked him to keep an eye on Tsukasa for a week.[10] Before heading back to New York, Nishida visited Tsukushi to talk about Tsukasa causing the company's stocks to drop. When Ken Uchida apparently committed suicide, Tsukasa tried to forget about Tsukushi and focus on the company. According to Nishida, Tsukasa "could no longer lie to himself" after seeing Tsukushi again. He then told her that Tsukasa only seemed human when he was around her.[11]

A couple of weeks later, Nishida returned to Japan with Kaede. He witnessed Tama telling Kaede off for interfering in Tsukasa's and Tsukushi's relationship. Afterwards, he reported the incident to Tsukasa. He also confided in Nishida that he wanted to call the wedding off.[12] After it was called off, Tsukasa told his mother that he wanted to be with Tsukushi. Kaede told Nishida that "it [was] like having your hand bitten by your own dog." Following this, Nishida was fired as he was a major source of support for Tsukasa. He encouraged Tsukasa to have "confidence", so he could one day make the company stronger.[13] When Kaede put Tsukasa in charge of Domyoji Group, Tsukasa rehired Nishida as his personal secretary. Nishida later celebrated Tsukasa and Tsukushi's engagement.[14]

Working for Tsukasa

Nishida obtains information on Kazu Kaburagi

In early 2011, Nishida was at a press conference where Tsukasa formally announced his and Tsukushi's wedding. He was also present when Kaede presented "The Smile of Venus" tiara to Tsukushi. After the tiara was stolen, Nishida gathered information on the hotel's owner. He advised Tsukasa and Tsukushi to keep a "low profile", so that Kaede would not find out about the tiara. A few months later, Nishida attended Tsukasa's and Tsukushi's wedding.[15]

Haruto's visits

Nishida talking to Haruto

Haruto Kaguragi visited the Domyoji mansion in the spring of 2018. When Haruto suddenly collapsed, Nishida escorted him home.[16] Several days later, Nishida noticed him and Oto Edogawa by the gate and invited them in for tea with Tama. Haruto started asking about Tsukasa, which lead to Tama to say he was "not perfect." Nishida was hesitant to talk about Tsukasa's past, but did so at Tama's urging. He told them about the red cards and bullying, and how Tsukasa became a better person after meeting Tsukushi. After seeing Haruto and Oto off, Nishida commented that they reminded him of "them", referring to Tsukasa and Tsukushi.[17]

Physical appearance

Nishida was average-looking man, who often had a serious expression on his face. He had jet black hair, which he kept short and neat. His dark brown eyes were framed by rectangle-shaped glasses. Nishida wore a suit as his work uniform.

Personality and traits

He was a loyal and hardworking employee of Domyoji Group. Nishida believed that the company should be more compassionate "like how it originally was". As such, he did not always agree with Kaede's orders though he usually followed them diligently. Nishida also confessed to Tsukasa that he was sometimes scared of Kaede. He was especially fond of Tsukasa and later transferred his loyalty to him. Nishida was a supporter of Tsukasa's relationship with Tsukushi.

Behind the scenes

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Portrayal

See also: Category:Nishida portrayals

Appearances

References

See also


Hana Yori Dango (2005) characters
Main characters

Tsukasa Domyoji | Rui Hanazawa | Tsukushi Makino | Akira Mimasaka | Sojiro Nishikado

Supporting characters

Yuriko Asai | Erika Ayuhara | Kaede Domyoji | Tsubaki Domyoji | Sara Hinata | Kazu Kaburagi | Ayano Kurimaki
Chieko Makino | Haruo Makino | Susumu Makino | Yuki Matsuoka | Umi Nakajima | Nishida | Shigeru Okawahara
Sakurako Sanjo | Sachiyo Sengoku | Tama | Shizuka Todo | Ken Uchida | Minako Yamano

Minor characters

Akira's mother | Takayuki Kimoto | Jean P. Mayol | Emu and Memu Mimasaka | Mysterious gentleman
Nakatsuka | Nakatsuka's date | Shoichiro Nishikado | Junpei Oribe | Ryuji | Sara's fiancé | Shigeru's father
Shigeru's mother | Arthur Smith | Sonny | Toyama | Tsubaki's husband | Tsukasa's father | Minako Yamanaka
Yuki's father | Yuki's mother