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What is it with Japan and Wales?

Quite often in anime, if they have a character from the UK, he/she comes from Wales - Negi and Ana come to mind right away, but I have often noticed it before with character, too.

Why is this? Wales only makes up 5% of the population of the UK, and they have a bit of a funny reputation in the other nations - they get lumbered with all the bestiality/country yokel jokes. Its kind of strange watching these characters as an Englishman, as the Japanese gives them all the traditional British sterotypes, while if I were the writer, I would have them having sex with sheep and talking about farming.

Incidentally, there is a town in England where you can legally shoot Welshmen with a crossbow. Just one of the awesome things about having a 1000 year old legal system, I guess.