It was both, really... at least one of the deaths was from Detective Conan... There was the Eva one as well... the other two I didn't recognize offhand.
Also, for >>12123134
The Japanese are, if anything, MORE self-absorbed and ethnocentric than any other country on the planet. They view the world as US and Them. AS such, anyone who's asian looks like they do, and anyone who's NOT asian looks like an American with blonde hair and blue eyes(unless they're black, in which case they look like they stepped out of a 70's blacksploitation pic).
See Mirelle Bouquet from Noir, with pale white skin, blonde hair, blue eyes... from fucking Corsica.
(Also, I thought Kaede had mixed ancestry anwyay....)