Meh, these articles are so shallow, people who writes them can’t even be bothered for a slightly wider perspective that their own turf.
You can’t have things one way. CP2077 is not American game, it is polish game. USA is biggest producer and exporter of “mass culture” and it should be no surprises that rest of the world uses to produce their own reflected culture using what was sold to them.
It happened before with spaghetti western, gangster movies etc.
Most Americans don’t realize how much their country is ingrained in other societies but of course not real America but as this constructed imagination.
It’s that same thing with Mafia 2002, so it was full of stereotypical characters but it wasn’t based on Czech stereotypes of Italian people but from certain public imaginarium.
It’s the same with CP2077, no one in Poland has "the subconscious fear of an America that is no longer American but instead dominated by Japanese ultra-capitalism."
So whether Arasaka in CP2020 stem from that fear, in CDPR’s CP2077 does not. It is now transcended to second level, so both Arasaka even presented as en evil overlord and street samurais are the same thing, “the cool japan” if you want follow the article terminology.