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- Name: Joe Higashi
- First appearance: Fatal Fury
- Other appearances: Fatal Fury series, The King of Fighters series, Capcom vs. SNK serie
Joe Higashi (ジョー・ヒガシ) is a champion of Muay Thai and a good friend to Andy Bogard. Although Joe's place of origin is Japan, he spent the majority of his time at Thailand, where he trained Muay Thai. It was through his victories that Joe got the nickname "Hurricane Upper" Joe Higashi.
Story (in Fatal Fury: Wild Ambition)
Cocky, arrogant, and a complete showoff, Joe always acts in completely good nature. He can goof up sometimes, but he is always a good friend who you can rely on when you're down. Even in the toughest of times, Joe keeps his bright smile and burning sight in his eyes. He loves to live and fight like he does. He currently dates Lilly Kane, which means that he must learn to deal with Lilly's bothersome brother, Billy Kane!