He has a close relationship with Akira Morinozuka, Takashi Morinozuka (aka Mori)'s father. They are the same age, like all shown "pairs" of Morinozuka and Haninozuka men. It's implied that their relationship is similar to that of Mori and Honey, and Satoshi and Chika. He and Akira often settle their own arguments with food. He is very proud of his son and likes to talk. Honey is capable of beating him in a duel, despite having much less experience in martial arts.