(You Only Live Twice)
A mysterious unmarked spacecraft engulfs an American space capsule.
America blames the Soviet Union, but England has tracked the
mysterious craft to the Sea of Japan.
James Bond is sent to Tokyo to investigate, but the SIS Head
of Station, Henderson, is murdered before he can
any useful information. Bond kills the assassin and, substituting
himself for the assassin in the escape car, is taken to a building
owned by Osato Electrical and Engineering Company. He finds
an order form for liquid oxygen - a key component of rocket
fuel, and a photograph, which directs him to a ship named the
While Bond investigates the Osato Company more fully there
are several attempts on his life, culminating in his kidnap
by Osato. In space, the situation escalates when a Soviet space
capsule is also engulfed by the same unmarked craft.
Bond escapes from Osato Co. and, together with Kissy Suzuki
- an agent working for M's Japanese equivalent, 'Tiger'
Tanaka - investigates the Japanese island where
the Ling Po has been seen stopping and unloading. He and Kissy
discover that the dormant volcano at the heart of the island
is actually a secret base occupied by SPECTRE and its leader,
Ernst Stavro Blofeld.
SPECTRE is being paid
by the Chinese government to start a war between America and
the Soviet Union. To accomplish this, they have been stealing
space capsules and hoping each side will blame the other.
averts the taking of a second American craft - a situation
that would certainly have resulted in the USA taking military
against the Soviet Union - and 'Tiger' Tanaka's Ninja troops
attack the base. In the confusion, Blofeld escapes.