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Palo Alto Weekly

News - May 17, 2013

Former student, now Japanese pop star, recounts unlikely story

His love of Japan nurtured at Gunn, Chris Hart wins break as J-pop singer

by Chris Kenrick

A school-sponsored trip to Japan sparked a love for all things Japanese in Chris Hart, a 13-year-old African-American teenager from Palo Alto.

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Staff Writer Chris Kenrick can be emailed at ckenrick@paweekly.com.

Comments

Posted by Gunn parent, a resident of Ventura
on May 19, 2013 at 7:06 pm

Thank you for publishing this story which demonstrates that there are many different paths to success!


Posted by inspired, a resident of Barron Park
on May 20, 2013 at 11:42 am

wonderful story about a native son, thank you ! best wishes for Chris!


Posted by Former Gunn parent, a resident of Gunn High School
on May 20, 2013 at 11:49 pm

Thank you to Teacher Yukie Hikida's great personality and influential teaching on her students. My two sons had been her students and loved her Japanese class, too. I will send them this wonderful article about her impact on society.


Posted by rob, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on May 23, 2013 at 3:18 pm

I like how real PA natives have diverse interests beyond the sterile tech bubble that's shoved down our throats. Ganbatte.