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Topic # 165752 19-Feb-2015 14:47
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I do the grocery shopping online. Works really well, but because you can’t read the full label when you’re shopping, you do sometimes get the odd interesting purchase.

Exhibit A: JAPAN QUALITY!



But…



If you can’t read the additional blurb on the back it says “JAPAN QUALITY – Truly Trusted Technology and Craftsmanship. Supported by Japanese quality control and management, satisfying your expectation.”

Possibly false advertising, but I don’t really care and I am sure it will work fine. Just thought I would share my raised eyebrows with the group.

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  Reply # 1242377 19-Feb-2015 14:52
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  Reply # 1242388 19-Feb-2015 14:56
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Designed in Japan, Assembled in China.

Apple Style.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1242402 19-Feb-2015 15:09
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wasabi2k: Designed in Japan, Assembled in China.

Apple Style.


Or Comcast... Just the remote control tho...


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  Reply # 1242403 19-Feb-2015 15:11
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Made in China, does not matter.




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  Reply # 1242415 19-Feb-2015 15:30
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A few years ago the Olympus camera company said that their highest quality assembly line was in China doing the waterproof compact cameras.

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  Reply # 1242439 19-Feb-2015 16:01
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Like the Japanese quality if a Mazda BT-50 made in Thailand!!

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  Reply # 1242495 19-Feb-2015 17:54
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Like "Designed in USA, made in China"...





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  Reply # 1242497 19-Feb-2015 18:06
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never trust a label. soy milk is sunflower oil for example.




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  Reply # 1242508 19-Feb-2015 18:29
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freitasm:
Geektastic: Like "Designed in USA, made in China"...


One day it will be "Designed in China, made in USA"



You are absolutely correct.





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  Reply # 1242509 19-Feb-2015 18:31
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Most Nikon cameras and lenses are now made in Thailand.

I think only the $9,000 D4s is still made in Japan, along with the pro grade lenses and big telephotos.

Leica also make a number of things in Portugal.





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joker97: never trust a label. soy milk is sunflower oil for example.


Milk is produced by mammals to feed young. I have always felt 'soy milk' is a trades misdescription!





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  Reply # 1242516 19-Feb-2015 19:01
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NO you all have it wrong, Usa (pronounced "eww-sa") is a small town in the outback of China :P

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  Reply # 1242519 19-Feb-2015 19:10
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Like a lot of companies they have factories in China to be competitive. They have their technical people there so manufacture under their quality controls. Saying Japan quality is fine if it is and it could well be. I know of, and have worked for, companies aligned with major Japanese manufacturers in Japan that have product made in factories in China they own ad its very good. Japan has very high overheads which doesn't necessarily translate to better product.

Some people sterotype product from China when there is a lot of great product from there. 

We expect (generally) the cheapest prices for the best quality product but there is point where common sense prevails.






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  Reply # 1242533 19-Feb-2015 19:31
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Sony and Toshiba also do this. Probably JCV.

Not really surprising with batteries tho, as China produces something like 98% of all rare earth minerals.

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