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Former student, now pop star in Japan, recounts story

Original post made on May 19, 2013

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. Today at 28, Hart lives in Tokyo and makes his living singing soulfully -- in Japanese -- across Japan.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, May 19, 2013, 11:19 AM

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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!


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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!


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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.


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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.


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