Sure it's ok to like the japanese. But don't expect the society to treat you like other white dudes, because you are not.
I am a female and Japanese and what I found common among a million of these western guys 'the asian fetish' is that they generally aren't very confidence and are pretty unsuccessful, professionally AND as a man, in their home countries. As such they aeem to be seeking some sort of comfort in Japanese women with whom they somehow feel better about themselves.
And don't even try using that 'I like Japanese women but not because they are submissive...' line, because the chance of people believing that is zero.
Good luck with your soul searching.