I replaced a old 3 cup Zoj. with another one after *accidently* breaking the other one.
The new one was Made in PRC. After 6-8 months of usage, the non stick coating started wearing.
Compared to my old one, which the inner pot was still good, I'm going to ~assume~ the ones made in Japan are still better.
Don't have a need or want for anything larger.
I'm off to a old supermarket I know that doesn't really move their electronics in hunt for a 3 Cup Made In Japan Tiger .
Anyone else notice this ....