Characters specific to You Only Live Twice. For those in the entire film franchise, see here.
Ernst Stavro Blofeld
Played by: Donald PleasenceYou Only Live Twice is both the start of Blofeld as a central villain in the movies and the end of his role in the books.
Played by: Tetsurō Tamba (丹波 哲郎)The head of the Japanese secret service.
Played by: Akiko Wakabayashi (若林 映子)An agent of the Japanese secret service. She is Bond's first contact in Japan and assists him.
Played by: Mie Hama (浜美枝)One of the agents working for Tanaka, she is assigned to partner Bond after the death of Aki. She "marries" Bond in a mock wedding ceremony as James goes undercover, posing as a Japanese fisherman. Bond and Kissy eventually find Blofeld's secret base and Kissy is sent to alert Tanaka. While swimming to her destination, she is pursued and fired upon by a SPECTRE helicopter, but her experience as a Ama diver note enables her to dive underwater and stay there long enough to convince her pursuers that she drowned.
Played by: Teru Shimada (島田テル)A Japanese industrialist secretly allied with SPECTRE.
Played by: Karin DorOsato's secretary and SPECTRE assassin, codename Number 11.
Played by: Ronald RichBlofeld's personal bodyguard.
Played by: Peter Fanene MaiviaA henchman working for Osato. Bond kills him after a brief but tough fight.
Played by: Charles GrayA veteran British field-agent in Japan, he had lived there for 28 years. Bond is taken to his estate (which is an odd hybrid of old English comfort and Japanese style) for information about Tanaka, but Henderson is killed before saying anything further.
Played by: Tsai Ching (周采芹)A Chinese woman seen in the pre-credit sequence. After being in bed with Bond, she presses a button on the wall flipping the bed into an upright position with Bond still on it. She then lets in a couple of gunmen who shoot at Bond. The killing, however, is staged.