Frank, you've completely missed the point of my comments. I don't have a problem with most foreign-made products, nor do I have a problem with products specifically made in Japan. I have a problem with products made in China, and American companies that put their own countrymen out of work so that they can maximize profits by exploiting cheap Chinese labor. Most Chinese-made products are the fruits of prison and slave labor. Most prisoners in China are political dissidents whose only crime was to espouse democracy. Maybe misguided globalism can assuage your conscience when you're shopping at Wal-Mart, but I'm sure it's slim consolation to the families of students crushed by tanks for protesting for democracy in Tiananman Square. I'm sure that every woman forced to abort her child because of government-imposed limits on procreation may not understand either. For every baby girl murdered in China because only males can inherit family property, I'm sure there's someone here who can blithely ignore the moral implications of these acts just as long as they can get a bath towel or paper clip or socket wrench cheaper at Wal-Mart. As for American manufacturers who put their workers out on the curb and move production to China, I do not purchase their products. I read the tags on every single item I buy, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem, and if it's made in China, I *somehow* manage to do without it. I'm no human-rights crusader, nor am I some leaping liberal. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool conservative and die-hard capitalist, but I believe in responsible capitalism, and most of all, the economic and ethical security of my country. Motorola just dumped 25,000 workers so they could move their production from my home state to China to take advantage of exploited labor. Will my next cellphone be a Motorola as my current one is? Hell no. I have many components from many countries in my various audio systems, but none from China, not only because they're junk, but because the issue is larger than my shopping convenience or my choice of leisure-time activities. I will now yield my soapbox so that you can all take potshots at my unpopular opinions and utter lack of political correctness.