Yoko Ono on Disaster and Hope in Japan

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Transcript

Yoko Ono Lennon experienced the devastation of WWII on Japan. Since then, she's moved to the United States and worked as an artist and musician. She speaks strongly about pain, love, and her reverence for planet Earth. In the wake of Japan's quake and tsunami, she has been thinking of her home country and contributing to the Red Cross. She encourages others to do the same, or to participate in the rebuilding of Japan in a more hands-on way if they can. Amidst the pain and the destruction, she is hopeful that her country can rebuild.

Guests:

Yoko Ono

Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer

Comments [6]

fritz

nice drop-in "we have to remember the destruction in japan" after her flaky tangent about how great it is that all those old buildings fell down

bad journalism

would have been misleading if you hadn't done such a bad job of cutting that in

check your levels

Mar. 18 2011 10:15 AM
Brya

Has the world of human's not realized that war, famine, disease and a lot of death could be avoided if we put aside the war on religion, got rid of nukes, and unionize as a species, working together to make a cleaner, safer and healthier planet?!? Lennon said it well in his song "Imagine," which was way before my time! I'm 29 and hope that my generation can put our parent's and grandparent's differences and grudges behind us all, and work together with all nationalities, especially Japan in their crisis. I weep for the human race at times, so greedy and judgmental.

Mar. 16 2011 11:03 PM
Brya

Has the world of human's not realized that war, famine, disease and a lot of death could be avoided if we put aside the war on religion, got rid of nukes, and unionize as a species, working together to make a cleaner, safer and healthier planet?!? Lennon said it well in his song "Imagine," which was way before my time! I'm 29 and hope that my generation can put our parent's and grandparent's differences and grudges behind us all, and work together with all nationalities, especially Japan in their crisis. I weep for the human race at times, so greedy and judgmental.

Mar. 16 2011 11:02 PM
H.R. Hudson from USA

How many "Sendai's" will it take until the human race "get's it"?? NO NUKES!!

Mar. 16 2011 04:11 PM
a female faust from west coast us

yes it was -- and yet who has not done so? thinking that there ever was enough authority to legitimize such foolishness -- but people see things so differently. to some not foolishness but a measure of human freedom -- smoking, owning a gun, building their buildings where they will. one could argue the 'affects others' angle: but everything one does affects others. copenhagen hypothesis, or chaos theory. Butterfly flaps here, weather changes there. i shy away from judgement.

i think this is because right now i really need to. have to eliminate unnecessary freaking out.

Mar. 16 2011 02:20 PM
Peg

Placing Japan's reactors on a fault line is not a natural disaster. It was a Stupid human decision.

Mar. 16 2011 08:58 AM

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