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Old 04-11-2014, 07:55 PM
 
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Notwithstanding migration, it seems that in most Asian countries people tend to look a bit different (sometimes more noticeably than others) depending where you go. For instance, someone from Harbin looks noticeably different to someone from Sanya (on average), even if both are say 'Han', or Vietnamese from My Tho versus Haiphong. Tamils look different to Punjabis, Bengalis, Kashmiris, and of course that's not mentioning those nations with totally disparate ethno-linguistic groups like Indonesia.

However I've never heard much of this in Japan. Maybe because it's so modernised and people move a lot, but I'm wondering if certain looks/phenotypes are more common in certain parts of Japan?

The obvious one would be Ainu in Hokkaido and maybe northern Honshu. It'd be interesting to find out what percentage of people in Sapporo have some Ainu, it's probably quite large. I've heard Osaka-Kobe have more people with Chinese ancestry. Of course Okinawa and the Ryukus are different. Are 'Jomon' era features more common in some areas?
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Old 04-11-2014, 09:37 PM
 
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Old 04-11-2014, 10:15 PM
 
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Old 04-11-2014, 10:18 PM
 
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Interesting but I'm wondering if you can address the question for directly, if you want.
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Old 04-11-2014, 10:40 PM
 
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Interesting but I'm wondering if you can address the question for directly, if you want.
I don't think he speaks English. Ive only ever seen one post by him that wasn't a link to something, and it was with google translate anyway. And, he's not Japanese to begin with, I suspect
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Old 04-11-2014, 10:44 PM
 
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Old 04-11-2014, 11:59 PM
 
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I don't see any real significant phenotype differences between the different regions of Japan. Its not like in Italy for example, where you see phenotype differences between the regions. Like for example Milan having more blondes than Sardinia.

Or like Southern Thailand having more Brown skin people than Northern Thailand.
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Old 04-12-2014, 03:33 AM
 
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Believe it or not i can differentiate Japanese, Chinese and Koreans quiet easily, but most Japanese people that i've met look pretty much like the rest whether they come from tokyo, kagoshima or nagasaki. However food and climate may affect how a person look, for example the subtropical okinawa may have Japanesewith darker skin. And also Japan used to be separated into tiny states before unified under Nobunaga Oda, each of them can quiet vary from practices to food.
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Old 04-12-2014, 04:54 AM
 
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Believe it or not i can differentiate Japanese, Chinese and Koreans quiet easily, but most Japanese people that i've met look pretty much like the rest whether they come from tokyo, kagoshima or nagasaki. However food and climate may affect how a person look, for example the subtropical okinawa may have Japanesewith darker skin. And also Japan used to be separated into tiny states before unified under Nobunaga Oda, each of them can quiet vary from practices to food.
I think Ryuku Islanders are genetically distinct from other Japanese, and the Ryuku languages is pretty different from Japanese even if it's in the Japonic family. Some scholars place Japanese in the Altaic family, others in it's own family. I'm curious if I can see more Ainu phenotypes if I go to Hokkaido. When I went to Taiwan I could definitely see there were people with a certain look, a Taiwanese look, which I think is because of the aborigines.
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Old 04-12-2014, 04:57 AM
 
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My cousin has visited Okinawa and said the people there often looked different to other Japanese, wonder how true that is...
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