Why don't anime characters look Japanese?

Okay, so I haven't posted in forever. I keep meaning to get back to posting, but revamping my site has gotten in the way of writing articles.

But I saw this video and couldn't keep from linking to it. Its great for all of those of us who have gotten the "why don't they look Japanese???" question. Unfortunately the video's subtitles go pretty fast, but even just the visuals are great and I definitely learned a few things.