(The five main Sailor Senshi, in kimonos)
Yes, we’re Japanese. We may look white to someone whose default is white, but in our country, the default is Japanese.
Do dinner plate eyes “look white”? Does blue hair? Anime characters don’t imitate whiteness, but they can reveal the viewer’s cultural bias.
For more information (and PLEASE read this before trying to argue with the macro) read this article. I couldn’t really fit all the things there are to say about this in a single macro, so the article really is the best bet. Maybe I’ll try to do a more expansive one of these later.