The white guys who are really into Japanese culture seem like a trend started by Japan's military.
If in 1945, Japan had said "America we surrender, but one day your grandsons will pleasure themselves to a cartoon octopus", the US troops would've laughed.
Who's laughing now?
1955 Doc Brown: "No wonder this circuit failed. It says, 'Made in Japan'."
1985 Marty: "What do you mean, Doc? All the best stuff is made in Japan!"
In Japan, I was immensely impressed by the politeness, industrious nature and conscientiousness of the Japanese people.Jean Paul Getty
Crow T. Robot: "It's the nicest weather Earth has ever had!"
Mike Nelson: "Notice how big Japan is?"