Great, an actual response. I have no idea. I was just curious. I passed on two of the same jackets, without maker's tags, at the thrift. I didn't pick them up because they felt like sandpaper. But it would make sense that they were made for the Japanese market due to the apparent styling, so thank you for the clarification. Additionally, I was just unfamiliar with the maker's tags. I am hear to learn, so I don't make the same mistake the next time.