Hikaru Nishida (西田 ひかる, Nishida Hikaru, born August 16, 1972) is a Japanese J-pop singer and actress. She was born in Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, and made her singing debut with the release of the single Fifteen on April 6, 1988, named after her age at the time.
Hikaru is well known for her ability to speak English. She was born in Kanagawa Prefecture but her family quickly moved to the United States, where she attended Clairbourn School in San Gabriel, California near Los Angeles. She lived there for 12 years, and she has some trouble understanding Japanese poetry due to her time away from Japan. She graduated from the American School in Japan in 1990, after which she attended Sophia University (上智大学, Jōchi daigaku) where she majored in comparative history of Japan and China. She enjoys writing poetry, basket weaving, learning Spanish and the flute.
Nishida hosted the 2002 FIFA World Cup Preliminary Draw gala on at the Tokyo International Forum and served as an ambassador in the Nagano Olympic Peace Appeal program.
She is married to Shigeki Ebi, director of Fuji Electronic Industries.
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