Japan-based artist and peace activist Yoko Ono said that her own painful experience during the World War II served as an inspiration for supporting WhyHungers’ “Imagine There’s No Hunger” campaign. The campaign has a goal to fight childhood hunger all over the world.


The 80-year-old said on December 5, 2013 that she believes that her late husband John Lennon would be happy to witness that his famous song ‘Imagine’ was being used by WhyHunger and Hard Rock in order to support child nutrition, as well as sustainable farming efforts in 22 countries. While talking to reporters in Tokyo, Ono said, “My husband and I really wanted to do something for the world, especially for the children”.

Ono is the widow of the famous Beatle John Lennon and talked to reporters who gathered at the Hard Rock Cafe in Tokyo’s Roppongi district. The activist also stated that children have pride too and they do not beg you, but they are in pain and are starving. Taiwanese band MayDay made an appearance to support the cause and played their own version of ‘Imagine’.

Ono went on to say that she remembers being hungry and how difficult that is. She also said that she is grateful for what she has learned through her involvement in the campaign, which works with local communities in order to help in growing food to promote sufficiency.

Photo Credits: The Province 

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