Why would a country of manufacture make any difference since a machine assemble the darn thing?
If any I'd be more confident in getting a product from a certified manufacturing line with the proper QA in place than an initial run where bugs and glitches are still being work out... :-)
-> I can bet you the parts that go into the camera came from all over the world already!
I agree. To my knowledge, I've never seen any credible information that Nikon cameras manufactured in Japan last longer, or are better assembled than ones assembled in Thailand or China.