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Yuto Miyazawa from Japan is the Heavy-Metal Kid

Yuto Miyazawa, a 10-year-old Japanese guitar prodigy, was going strong late into his second set at the Hong Kong Fringe Club, launching into guitar riffs like a virtuoso and bantering with the crowd in shaky English.

When a fan shouted a request for “Crazy Train,” Yuto stopped for a moment, looking much like the skinny Japanese schoolboy he is. The fan, thinking Yuto didn’t understand, held up a camera phone with a video of the old Ozzy Osbourne favorite.

It wasn’t necessary. Yuto, whom the Guinness Book of World Records lists as the youngest professional guitarist, has an encyclopedic knowledge of heavy metal and can rattle off the names of its legendary performers, even those who died years before he was born.

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