Contributed by: The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia by Steven Jay Rubin

(August 26, 1941–     ): Charming Japanese actress who portrayed Aki, a Japanese Secret Service agent in You Only Live Twice who is poisoned by SPECTRE. A Tokyo native, Wakabayashi made her motion picture debut in director Ishirô Honda’s Song for a Bride (1958). You Only Live Twice was her English-language film debut.

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