As the international community seems unable to sway the Japanese governments support of whaling, regarding it as a cultural inheritance and that any attempt to stop it would be seen as imperialistic, there seems little option other than economic sanction.
It is our aim make leading Japanese organisations aware of the part that their taxes play in subsidising this non-profitable and ecologically unsound industry and realise that whilst they are indirectly supporting this industry there is a cost to be paid.
We're not going to realistically stop buying goods that include Japanese technology, that would be very difficult to investigate fully. Focus on the part of the battle we can win. Target the easy stuff. The big stuff, the obviously Japanese products - it's enough of a voice to be heard.
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I am writing to you today to inform you that until such a time as your country ceases its barbaric and needless slaughter of whales, I will no longer consider products of a Japanese origin as a viable purchase option. This means that all electronic products designed or manufactured by a large number of your countries leading organisations will fail to attract any revenue from me in my future product decisions.
As the international community seems unable to sway your governments' support of whaling, regarding it as a cultural inheritance and that any attempt to stop it would be seen as imperialistic, there seems little option other than economic sanction.
Whilst my personal decision may not hold much sway with you in this matter, you should also consider that I will make every effort to ensure that I advise others to follow this practice. I will also ensure that wherever I have influence either personally or professionally that I will make every effort to exclude Japanese products.
Supporters are also sending copies of this letter outlining the reasoning behind this sanction, to all of the leading organisations that will be affected by this action. It is our aim make these organisations aware of the part that their taxes play in subsidising this non-profitable and ecologically unsound industry and realise that whilst they are indirectly supporting this industry there is a cost to be paid.
We ask that these organisations bring to bear any influence that they may have on the government to cease their murderous behaviour and better invest their taxes into more ecologically acceptable and profitable endeavours.
Japan is currently misusing the IWC moratorium on whaling by claiming to carry out legitimate scientific research requiring the slaughter of whales. This is far from true as 18 years of research to date has produced no supporting evidence that the research could not be carried out using non-lethal methods.
Despite the acceptable usage of the spoils of scientific whaling, the protein harvested from the slaughter is stock piled and left uneaten in frozen warehouses. Even attempting to provide whale meat as a school meal has proven it to be unpopular and unpalatable by your nation's children.
The scientific research to discover if the whale population can sustain commercial whaling makes no sense. Year on year huge losses are made and subsidised by your government. Less than 1% of your population has eaten or will eat whale meat, you are unable to give it away, yet this is still seen as a commercially sound practice.
There is no commercially or economically justifiable reason to continue the support of whaling. In any other business making such losses, tens of millions of Dollars per year, and not having a market for your product would be a clear enough indication of failure.
So I ask of you, consider this carefully and apply such influence as you have to bring an end to the slaughter.
We are asking that all products designed, manufactured or branded as the following be boycotted until Japan ceases whaling:A
A&D Company, Limited
Alps Electric Co.
Citizen Watch Co.
Clarion (car audio)D
Hitachi-LG Data StorageI
Japan Aviation Electronics
Japan Radio CompanyK
Kumamoto Technology Center
Mutoh Europe nvN
Nihon Dempa Kogyo
Oki Data Americas
Oki Electric Industry
Panasonic Electric Works
Sord Computer Corporation
Sumitomo Electric Industries
Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology CorporationU
Yamaha Pro Audio
Yaskawa Electric Corporation