Why do some people in Russia look like Japanese people?
The Russian girl on the right in the picture is like a Japanese.
- TomLv 79 months agoFavourite answer
They are from the Eastern part of Russia---North China----and also might be descendants of Mongols that invaded hundreds of years ago.
- LayneLv 59 months ago
Mark, I agree. I am Korean and there is no way she looks Japanese or Korean. Certainly not K-Pop.
- Big MamaLv 69 months ago
Almond-shaped eyes also occur in Northern Europe and in some African tribes, so they don't always indicate that a person has East Asian ancestry. European Russians have low levels (<5%) of East Asian ancestry, but Russia comprises a vast territory that's inhabited by hundreds of different ethnic groups. Some are more akin to Europeans and others to Central and East Asians like the Mongolians, Chinese, Koreans and Japanese.
- Gray BoldLv 79 months ago
Including the Russian Far East, the population of Siberia numbers just above 40 million people. There remain a considerable number of indigenous groups, between them accounting for below 10% of total Siberian population (About 4,500,000).
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- Anonymous9 months ago
There are many minorities in Russia, which is a big country. People who live in Siberia are closely related to native Americans and East Asians. The old woman does not have the tall and narrow nose bridge and thin lips that are characteristic of cold-adapted Europeans. Their faces are also rather wide and flat, so they resemble Asians more than Europeans. However, they do have some traits that suggest they may be mixed race, so some of their ancestors may have been Europeans. For example, the old woman appears to have moderately light brown hair, which is more common among Europeans than Asians. .
Indeed some Siberians and the Mongolians belong to the C3 Y chromosome haplogroup (which originated in Central Asia around Kazakhstan), and some Japanese who are ethnic Ainu or Jomon (the original Japanese inhabitants) also belong to the C3 haplogroup. In contrast, most other Japanese, the Koreans and northern Chinese (those living north of the Yangtze River) belong to the O3e haplogroup. The original Japanese natives actually came over from Siberia, before a later migration from northern China reduced the Ainu/Jomon to minority status.
- PearlLv 79 months ago
cause people from japan might go and live in russia
- MarkLv 79 months ago
No, she doesn't look like "a" Japanese. She looks like a lot of people in Eastern Russia do.