Should also have an alder body rather then a basswood one, as well as US made pickups (no idea why that means they're better?).
Not sure how up to date it is but Kenjis blog
used to have a lot of good information on Japanese Fenders.
Musicman Stingray HH, Fender PJ, Aguilar TH500, Bergantino CN212, 3leaf Audio, Darkglass, Wren & Cuff, MXR & Mooer pedals.