The ones I received (May 2020) were made in Mexico. Definitely cheaply made - even the box was falling apart when I received them. One barrel was already cracked. We could attribute that to bad packaging, but my "old favorite", which was made in Japan, would NOT have cracked in shipping. I also noticed right away that the barrel color was different.
I've used the ones made in Japan for 20+ years and they were - emphasis on were - my favorite pen.