There isn't much more I can add to the opinion that unreasonably valuing Japan over other countries is ridiculous, so I'll just show this here example:
This is from an anime forum. Someone specifically asked for examples of racism in anime and manga. There is a deleted post in the thread where the user flamed the thread author, calling them a hater and being all pissed off that someone dared say on an anime/manga forum that racism exists is Japan.
And then my dear Geisha Boy, the user with the kana name. No outright rude flames, but tries very hard to discourage the thread author from even writing a paper about racism in Japan, not once sticking to the topic by giving relevant examples or helping out. The logic? That racism exists everywhere, not just in Japan.
DUH! So no one in the whole world should write papers about racism ever again? That's what this sick Japanophile thinks. There's something even more wrong with this person than their Japanophilia!
It's weird that the night I had read this forum thread, I actually watched The Colbert Report which had Al Sharpton on, who made a comment that seemed as if he had read the thread as well. Something to the effect of ignoring racism will not make it go away.