DKC is Western.
Not only were all 5 main entries developed either in the United Kingdom or the United States, but they're distinctly different in tone and style from Japanese developed platformers of the time like the 2D Marios of the same era. They don't look or feel like Japanese games.
Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023. (And over 130 million lifetime)