Yay, more white people as Asians! This time it's Hiroshi Sakurazaka's All You Need is Kill.
Racebending.com picked up on this a little while back. Check out their sweet feature on it and other movies that have followed a similar path including the much dreaded/anticipated live-action Akira movie. I think Kaneda is being played by Mitt Romney. Might want to fact check that first.