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Every native JapanoChineseKorean I've ever met just thinks all europeans look the same and would say that Asian's are more distinct than Europeans.
Like I said, It's down to what you know and what you're used to at the end of the day.
If you've been to a certain region for a certain amount of time, you appreciate that there is a difference. Put a Venezualan, Colombian and Argentinian next to each other, I would not know the difference. however, someone over there would find it easier to tell the difference.
I think I could tell Japanese and Chinese people apart, and maybe Koreans too. I can definitely tell the scripts apart, and again I can tell spoken Mandarin, Cantonese and Japanese apart (I've studied all 3, briefly!). I've never heard Korean being spoken, so I dunno about that...!
Anyone who can't tell Koreans apart really need brain surgery because they look quite dissimilar from Japanese and Chinese. I always though Korean males a look a bit more turned out, and that's probably the closet gay coming out in me.
There's loads of crossovers though. One of my japanese friends looks really Korean to the point of light ridicule, whereas some Chinese girls look very Japanese. Normally I can tell the difference though, Japanese people have very weird body language.
In the land of the rising sun though, I'm merely an American before I open my mouth.
The person who neg repped me for saying all ya'll look alike failed to realise that I'm oriental too.
The dudes wearing shiny pvc jackets are always Japanese.
No, I just call them chinese.
not really, i can kind of tell the difference between the chinese, korean, and japanese, Vietnamese, phillipino etc
Chinese and Japanese dress completely differently, and the languages sound nothing like each other. Koreans have quite a specific look about them. I might be able to tell a Thai person also, but I can't be certain.