I am sorry, but that comment rubs me the wrong way. I might be a bit sensitive having spent half my life in Asia (including Japan), but it just strikes me as racial stereotyping.
You definately took it the wrong way and thanks for the backup dreampow. If racial stereotyping is saying japan has smoking hot women who stay young looking decades longer than women in other countries then lock me up and throw away the key.
I have seen it with my own 2 eyes, therefore I feel I have the right to make this comment, you have the right to dismiss it as rubbish if you like but please dont get up on your high horse about it.