Since the topic of made in Japan vs. elsewhere came up, I will say this. It may or may not be exactly correct because Seiko are notoriously uncooperative about divulging details. But I will give it a go.
Because of labor costs, nothing in Seiko's product line under approximately US$800 is manufactured in Japan. From there to their high end pieces like the Grand Seiko, may be "assembled" in Japan with components manufacturered in their factories overseas.
The term "made in Japan" label in its truest sense, is really only applicable to the models costing several thousand dollars.