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Yayoi Japanese and Chinese/Korean share the similar lineages.
Astroboy ... excellent post !
The cartoon drawing has some accurate general descriptions of Koreans Chinese Japanese.
* Koreans typically have broad flat face & big-boned ( Mongol & Shandong peninsula Chinese genes )
* Chinese have the generic Asian looks ( Heinz 57 Orientals )
* Japanese typically have sharp narrow faces & slender physical build ( Siberian & indigenous Tungusic genes ).
Don't forget the view that Northeast Asians (Ainu) mixed with South East Asians ( Malayo-Polynesian speaking peoples) to form the Jomon People.
* 窶敖ｹﾂ人 : ﾆ棚ﾂーﾆ湛ﾆ暖ﾆ陳哉値ﾆ歎ﾆ但ﾅ地窶堙固津??佚｣窶愿ｺ窶怒窶｢窶昶?伉ｰ
Hayato : An Austronesian speaking tribe in southern Japan
CiNii Article - HAYATO : An Austronesian speaking tribe in southern Japan
now want to look into the chinese vs. korean faces.
Shim Hye Jin
tokapi said:very Japanese-looking 楊二車娜姆 ( photo below ).She was in the world news late last year for publicized marriage proposal to French president Sarsky. 楊二車娜姆 reminds me of 紫式部 Murasaki Shikibu ...
Konnyaku said:The unusual features of the Japanese that set them apart clearly in most cases from any of the continental East Asians are:
1) Japanese tend to have a more pronounced facial topography (i.e., a rather "bumpy" or "projecting" look to the face, such as around the eyebrows, rather than the smooth and flat contours of Chinese or Koreans)
2) Japanese tend to have a more perceptually salient nose. This can be either more salient in simply the degree of projection from the surface of the face, or more salient in terms of the total volume of the nose (i.e., including the width). In general, Japanese seem to exhibit a much greater variety of nose sizes and shapes than do continental East Asians, and I have met many Japanese who even have "bumpy" noses with several bulges and constrictions in the contour of the nose, as I have otherwise only observed in Europeans. Chinese and Koreans appear to have only smooth-contoured noses, regardless of whether they are flat and broad (as is common in southern Chinese, Vietnamese, etc.) or narrow and slightly projecting. This feature is particularly relevant for distinguishing Japanese men from Chinese or Korean men, because women of every nationality tend to be rather paedomorphic when it comes to their noses.
3) Japanese people tend to have a diminutive lower facial region. They often have small jaws, which may be the direct cause of their propensity for having poor alignment of the teeth. Continental East Asians, on the other hand, seem to have huge jaws, flaring malars (cheekbones), and a generally large and imposing lower face when viewed from a Caucasian perspective.
As for distinguishing Chinese and Koreans by sight, I think it is quite difficult, but not impossible. They both have a propensity for big faces with a smoothly rounded outline, but Koreans tend to be more extreme in the width of their faces, so that they often have a nearly circular look, whereas Chinese tend to have more elliptical faces when viewed directly from the front. Chinese also more frequently have double eyelids and larger eyes that seem to bulge out of their (flat) sockets. Korean people tend to have very small eyes and no eyelid creases. Among East Asians, Chinese people also have a peculiar tendency towards prognathism, so that they often have bulging mouths that look somewhat reminiscent of black Africans. The big, bulgy eyes and mouth that appear so frequently among Chinese people seem to me to suggest some sort of affinity with populations of Southeast Asia. Also, I'm not totally sure about this, but I have a hunch that Koreans more frequently have a sort of oily shine to their skin, whereas Chinese people's skin tends to be more dull and dry-looking.
compare to chinese girl.