Diana Yukawa first grabbed the limelight in Japan as a 14-year-old playing the violin at a memorial service, struggling with the loss of her father in the 1985 Japan Airlines crash that killed 520 people onboard.

Now, nine years after her debut on the music scene in 2000, the Tokyo-born Yukawa is reinventing her image from a child prodigy with a tragic past to a 23-year-old contemporary violinist.

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