Note on "Made In Japan".https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKMw2it8dQY
For everyone hung up on the MiJ label, take this into account:
The label "Made in Japan" may be applied to products if the following conditions are met:>the product is actually made in the japanese archipelago
However, a product may also be labeled "MiJ" if:>the product is made everywhere else on earth
A product may also be labeled MiJ if not actually on Jap territory if:>the company and factory that makes the product is Japanese owned, irrespective of where in the world it is>the supervisors that oversee the factory are pureblooded 100% Nippon-jin>the QC checking workers are overseen by skirred nipponese handu
Like most "made in" labels these days, it's mostly marketing. They do this because their main target group, Nip people, will only buy something if it says "made in japan" on it, even if there's not discernible difference. Hence why sony has "mij" on identical products to foreign-made items.
Shit can be made anywhere as long as the Japanese taskmaster whips the coolies into shape.
Japan essentially classifies outsourced labor as "meat robots" (which is what they are); their overseas factories are like Japanese coloniess. It's been their insidious modus operandi since losing WW2: if they couldn't take over the world through military might and soldiers then they would do so via making quality products and salarymen.
So, the next time you buy something because it's "MiJ" (or anywhere), it technically might not be because the laws are as loose as a retired okama's boipucci.
I don't have problems with stuff made by Japanese companies, or, at least I didn't before (everything seems shittier than I remember it regardless of place of make). I know that the japanese overseer is a harsh slavedriver, that ensures that shit will be done more or less right.