I prefer my aikido filtered through an NON-"Japanese-as-a-First-language" Sensei Ñ be that an English, French, Italian or what-have-you
Well... unless you speak all those languages, why single out Japanese not to learn from? If you have a good reason, fine, if not, yes, there probably is some degree of bigotry there. So you figure it out. We don't have enough information to go on.