For those of you who have a dead Freeloader
or can't be bothered with any other solution that isn't a homebrew solution, you're in luck. The community just released a homebrew Region changer, which should allow you to enjoy some import goodness on your console. Or, you know, you could just pick up a Japanese Wii and have it shipped and use this to change its region to that of your home country.
Of course, the question is do you really want imports? For those of you in Europe, before Super Smash Bros.
and Mario Kart Wii
released, the prospect of importing probably looked pretty good. Now, with the lack of releases on Wii, we can't imagine you folks wanting to import anything. But hey, that's just us.