AKI

Entry Source: The Complete James Bond Movie Encyclopedia by Steven Jay Rubin


Beautiful and resourceful Japanese Secret Service agent, portrayed by Akiko Wakabayashi in You Only Live Twice. Agent 007 ‘s (SEAN CONNERY) guardian angel in Tokyo, she drives an exotic Toyota 2000GT sports car, wears fancy Western outfits, and works for Tiger Tanaka (TETSURO TAMBA), head of S.I.S.—the Japanese Secret Service. In many ways, she was screenwriter Roald Dahl‘s tribute to the Japanese woman of the 1960s who was gradually breaking away from traditional restraints. Unfortunately, while sleeping with Bond, she’s killed when a SPECTRE assassin, in a botched attempt on 007 ‘s life, dribbles liquid poison into her mouth from a string suspended from a skylight above their bed.