Mmm... Drawing the Animu style just comes from conditioning on my part. It's what I saw on the Television. Anime and the Simpsons mainly. Yer, I can also draw a donkey with it's head up it's own arse. Usually that happens when I'm on my Screamo binges.
Japanese works and Tech have very much strong-armed their way into mainstream media these days.
Look at Marvel Comics today and look at them 20 odd years ago. The streamlined look is in. That's because the first-world likes slimness and bloom effects in general. They're still edgier and focus more on 'awesome' rather than 'cute' or 'beauty', but the influence is still huge as ****.
You should ask mainstream media why they're adopting more Japanese styles. It's pretty cheap to produce the stuff like Naruto, but it's still appealing in our slimness loving culture.
Also, EVERYTHING is animated in studios based in Korea these days, so yeah. We really don't give enough credit to the actual laborers.
The food. My town has many cultural restaurants with the food prepared much akin to the way it was in it's native country. Korean, Thai, Japanese, Indian. It's pretty expensive, but they all taste great when my family pays.
I cannot accept racism. I can just ignore it. Honestly though, it's as vile as Homophobia.