1998, Juri won praise for her guest lead role
in the Samurai TV series called “Terakoya Yume
Shinan.” She landed this role by promoting herself
to the NHK (the PBS or BBC of Japan) with a demonstration
of her ‘Tate’ skills.
working in Japan for several years, she was invited
in 2002 to the US to teach 'Tate' to the leads
in Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill."
Along the way, the director offered her the role
of “Crazy 88.” He also asked her to be Lucy Liu's
stunt double for a few takes due to her expertise
in 'Tate' and Japanese traditional dance.
2007, she obtained a significant role as a Shinobi
(Ninja) in a big NHK samurai TV series, where
her performance as well as her expertise in 'Tate'
fascinated the viewers.
she has been visiting the US frequently to bring
her English even closer to a native’s and to broaden
her career as an actor.
has shown that she has an extraordinary ability
to absorb a broad range of skills and use them
in her acting. She has highly profound sensibilities,
and no matter what kind of role is offered, Juri
is ready with her very immense enthusiasm for