American folk musician Peter Yarrow hopes that his new song "Never Give Up," an anti-bullying anthem adapted from the words of the Dalai Lama, will inspire a new generation of "peace-builders" when it is released in Japan next week.

"We can learn to turn our anger at others into forgiveness and love them, too; even if they have done something terrible or cruel," the former member of Peter, Paul and Mary said last week at an event in New York to debut the song.

"If we can teach children to do that when they are young, they will grow up to be caring, loving peace-builders in the world."