Olivia Newton-John

Olivia Newton-John with her translator

Olivia Newton-John with host and translator

Olivia Newton-John

Olivia Newton-John

Olivia Newton-John


Tetsuko Room

On Olivia's visit to Japan to promote her Warm & Tender album she gave this TV interview about the environment. The questions are asked in Japanese but Olivia gives her answers in English which are then translated for the TV audience. This can become a little tedious for non-Japanese speakers but it's nice that Olivia's answers aren't dubbed over.

As usual Olivia is as passionate about protecting the earth and talks through some of the tips on the sleeve of her Warm and Tender album. Her lack of scientific knowledge occasionally shows through but her enthusiasm for the subject more than makes up for this.

Olivia  mentions the Japanese tour in 1978 that she cancelled in protest of the Japanese fishers slaughtering dolphins. She is continuing this fight for dolphins today but this time she's protesting about the way tuna is caught all over the world, with many dolphins being needlessly slaughtered in the nets. Thankfully, now over 10 years later, dolphin-friendly tuna is readily available on supermarket shelves.

Olivia believes that once a person starts doing just one thing to help protect the environment then their eyes open and they automatically do more. It just takes that first step. She even offers a  tip especially for the Japanese - take your own chopsticks to restaurants and help save trees.


Initial airdate: 1990
Initial broadcaster:
Country of production: Japan
Duration: 35 mins
Type: Interview

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