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Rokubanme no Sayoko (2000)
This is the first part of the first episode of the Sixth Sayoko (Rokubanme no Sayoko), a popular TV program broadcast on NHK in 2000. This twelve-episode school mystery show stars Ann Suzuki and Chiaki Kuriyama but in this clip, Chiaki's character doesn't make a formal appearance until about 10 minutes into the clip. Use websites like Babelfish to translate this Japanese Sixth Sayoko site for a lot of information about the show including a summary of all the episodes.
O-daiba Real Sisters (2001-2002)
O-daiba is sort of a variety show featuring five girls. Chiaki is the "leader" of this group. The girls tried to build a website at o-daiba.com. When the show first aired, you could follow their progress at their website. Unfortunately that site is offline now that the show is over.
A clip showing Chiaki accepting the "Most Access Counter Award of Internet Fair 2001" from Junichiro Koizumi, the Japanese Prime Minister. This must be for the website the girls created at o-daiba.com. The show must have been pretty popular because a second season was produced. This is very rare in Japan where most shows have a set number of episodes and are not meant to return for another season. This "enclosed" TV program format is very different than what Americans are used to.
A commercial for the DVD of O-daiba.
Go Shuushoku (2000)
This Fuji network TV show is roughly translated as The Honorable Job Search or Get a Job. Chiaki did not play a big role in this drama. The clip shows Chiaki being harassed by a bunch of bratty kids.