You Only Live Twice not forgotten in Japan

You Only Live Twice marker in western Japan

You Only Live Twice marker in western Japan. Click on the photo to see a larger image.

You Only Live Twice is still remembered in Japan.

In the western part of the country, used as a location in the 1967 James Bond film for the Ama fishing village, there is a stone marker in honor of the movie.

Masatoshi Masuda took a photograph of it and a friend of his let us know. It’s reproduced here with Mr. Masuda’s permission.

“Our James Bond film, You Only Live Twice, was filmed on location here at Akime,” the marker reads. It bears the signatures of producer Albert R. Broccoli, star Sean Connery and co-star Tetsuro Tamba, who played Tiger Tanaka, head of the Japanese Secret Service.

You can look up other You Only Live Twice filming locations BY CLICKING HERE.

3 Responses

  1. It is in fact not at all in the western part of Japan. Akime is in the south, west of Kagoshima. Apart from the Tokyo and Himeji Castle scenes, many other scenes for YOLT were filmed in the south.

  2. It’s southwest of Hiroshima, which is described as being a western Japan city.

    Go here:

    Put “Akime, Japan” into the search engine. You should come up with:
    Akime, Minamisatsuma, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan

  3. I don’t have to Google it, I have been there, but honestly never realised it was that much to the West. I now see you do have a point.. Although you will have to admit that it pretty much in the South as well..
    p.s. Did you really edit your own response? 🙂

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