Nope, doesn't matter to me a bit where a binocular is made; the only important parts to me are the optical and mechanical quality and the warranty/reputation of the company.
The little Nikon ED50 is MiC and has been an outstanding tool for me and has suffered quite a bit of abuse.
Most electronic equipment is MiC, and seems to require much the same level of careful construction as you might expect in binoculars.
Good point, it is important who makes the optics, Nikon is very experienced in
making quality optics in many different countries.
Nikon does things better, and I also have the ED50, I say wow every time I