I guess I trust a company like Panasonic. If their spindles say MIJ, and the cakebox is a TY style one to boot, I think it's a fairly safe bet.
I do understand the reasons for not using cakebox alone to determine the maker of a disc, though...as you say, the TY cakebox has been faked (by Memorex as well, if I'm not mistaken!). :iagree:
And yeah, that's why I said the smaller 25 spindles said MIT, and had no TY style cakebox...would have been easy to assume they were MIJ too, if one didn't look too closely.
I wouldn't say your opinion was humble