At a young age, Haruo often earned money by selling his blood at the hospital. He eventually fainted and was hospitalized from giving too much blood. Haruo married Chieko and honeymooned in Atami. They had two children, Tsukushi and Susumu.
Tsukushi at Eitoku
Haruo's wife forced their daughter to begin attending the affluent Eitoku Academy, despite Tsukushi's protests. Chieko wanted her daughter to be successful, unlike Haruo, who she said "[was] slow to get promoted."