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Monday, 17 January 2011

Yoko Ono Wins Hiroshima Art Prize

Yoko Ono, the avant-garde artist and widow of John Lennon, has been awarded the eighth Hiroshima Art Prize. This is awarded for her contributions to world peace through contemporary art. The Mayor, Tadatoshi Akiba stated the city will continue with its “Obamajority” anti-nuclear weapons campaign, amid controversy over a recent U.S. subcritical nuclear test, the first under President Barack Obama. Ono released a comment through the city, saying, “The tragedies of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were created by humans by themselves, and the humans also have the wisdom to eliminate their root causes,” in reference to the 1945 atomic bombings of the two Japanese cities in World War II. Read Full Article....

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