Rinko Kikuchi (Š?†?ø †??†?, Kikuchi Rinko?), born Yuriko Kikuchi (Š?†?ø ‡??†?†?, Kikuchi Yuriko?), January 6, 1981, is a Japanese actress. Kikuchi is the first Japanese actress to be nominated for an Academy Award in 50 years. She is Japan’s only living female Academy Award nominee in acting categories, since Miyoshi Umeki, who won in 1957 for Sayonara.