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In 1945 she debuted at a concert hall in Yokohama, at the age of eight. At the same time, she changed her last name, Kato, to Misora (lit. "beautiful sky"), at the suggestion of her mother. A year later, she appeared on a NHK broadcast, and impressed the Japanese composer Masao Koga with her singing ability. He considered her to be a prodigy with the courage, understanding, and emotional maturity...