studied at a well-known private girls' school,
Futaba Gakuen, in Tokyo, from kindergarten through
high school. There, she was a member of the English
Acting Club in junior high school and high school.
She also developed her English-language skills
by spending time at an American family’s home
and summer camps in the States. Thus, her interest
in and desire to work in international cinema
grew even more.
1993, Juri began her studies at Nihon University
College of Art, Department of Theatre. That same
year, after debuting in a movie, her acting career
thus began. In 1994, she then got a significant
role by auditioning for a movie called "ButouhaJingi
-Kanketsuhen-." After that, she appeared
in several TV series, movies and plays.
her four years in college, she was a member of
the ‘Tate’ (Japanese sword action) club, and practiced
it intensely every day. 'Tate', as a skill, consequently
became her most specialized skill as an actor.
graduating from college in 1998, she helped form
an actors’ group that specialized in ‘Tate’ skill
called, “Kengishu Kamui.” Kamui later garnered
much praise in Japan and around the world for
their expertise in Tate.