GeekRebel to Boycott Japanese Products

I’ve joined the Facebook Group: “Fuck Off Japan… Leave the Whales Alone!!!!” (despite a few too many exclamation marks at the end).

Japan will be slaughtering more than a 1000 whales this year that will end up in restaurants. They’re exploiting a loophole that allows for the killing of whales for “research” purposes.

I intend to boycott Japanese products and I hope that you will too. (It’s not that hard and maybe it will make a difference to what your grandkids will think of you one day if there are no whales left.)

Activist Joanne Sidall put together the following list of Japanese products in between beers:

Alpine Electronics Inc http://www.alpine.com/
Asahi Brewery http://www.asahibeer.co.jp/english/
Bridgestone
www.bridgestone.com
Brother Industries http://www.brother.com/index.htm
Canon http://www.canon.com/
Casio
http://world.casio.com/
Citizen http://www.citizen.co.jp/english/
CSK Holdings http://www.csk.com/index_e.html
Daikin Industries http://www.daikin.com/
Epson http://epson.com/
Fuji Film http://www.fujifilm.com/
GReady http://www.trust-power.com/overseas/index.html
Hitachi http://www.hitachi.com/
Honda http://www.honda.com/
Japan Airways http://www.jal.com/en/
Kao Brands http://www.kaobrands.com/
Kawai http://www.kawaius.com/
Kenwood http://www.kenwood.com/
Kikkoman http://www.kikkoman.com/index.shtml
Konami http://www.konami.com/
Kuboda http://www.kubota.co.jp/english/contact/contact_list.html
Panasonic http://panasonic.net/
Mazda http://www.mazda.com/
Mitsubishi http://www.mitsubishi-motors.com/ (You will have to play with this link to get to where you can contact them)
Mitsubishi Cars America http://www.mitsubishicars.com/MMNA/jsp/index.do
Nikon webmaster@nikon.co.jp
Nintendo http://www.nintendo.com/countryselector

Olympus http://www.olympus-global.com/en/global/
Onkyo http://www.intl.onkyo.com/support/local_support/australia.html
Pentax http://www.pentax.com/distri_asia.html
Pentel http://www.pentel.com/service/service5.php?myHome=service&myCase=service5
Pioneer http://pioneer.jp/support/index-e.html
Ricoh http://www.ricoh.com/support/
Sanyo http://www.sanyo.com/networks/index.html
Sega http://www.sega.com/corporate/corporate.php?item=corporate_contact
Sharp http://sharp-world.com/support/index.html
Sony http://www.sony.net/

I know it won’t be easy, but instead of getting a Nintendo Wii or a Sony Playstation, opt for an XboX 360. I really don’t know what you’re going to do if you’re planning to buy a camera though… wait a bit perhaps?

If you’d like to do more, you can also join the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.