In a disgusting abuse of a quasi-democratic body, Japan bought votes for it's position in the international whaling commission. Japan has had a terrible record of environmental activities at sea, and those that relate to whaling are the most egregious. Norway is even worse. Countries and citizens that are opposed to whaling should make their opinions known in writing to both their own representatives as well as representatives of economic interests in Japan and/or Norway. There no my plans to purchase a Nintendo Wii for my son, I guess we'll look at an Xbox instead. For more details see http://www.melbourne.indymedia.org/news/2005/12/102640.php or visit the activist web site for Sea Shepherd/ (generally more radical than GreenPeace).