Originally Posted by Speed Daemon
One thing that we Americans should be aware of is that most Japanese businesses that export to the US and Europe make two different versions of the same products. One version is made in Japan, by Japanese workers and for Japanese consumers. The other version is made in whatever country (currently China) that can make them as cheaply as possible.
my non-american perspective on that would be that there may be more Japanese consumers willing to pay more for Japanese-made, quality products.
Other consumers in other parts of the world just want high-quality yet cheap products. No such thing.