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Haruki Murakami to play anti-war songs on his radio show in response to Russia’s attack on Ukraine.

Jonny Diamond

March 16, 2022, 9:39am

In case you weren’t aware, Haruki Murakami has had his own radio show in Japan for awhile, in which he regularly takes listeners on a tour of his extensive record collection. This Friday (11pm Tokyo time), he’s going to devote his hour-long show to pro-peace/anti-war songs. As Murakami tells The Japan News:

In Ukraine, a war no one wants has begun. Can music stop war? Probably not.But I believe music can certainly stir up listeners into thinking they’ve got to stop the war.

Murakami will also be providing listeners with Japanese translations of iconic English-language protest songs.

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