If you haven’t seen this yet, check out ALL LOOK SAME.
The premise is that you take a test and try and determine if the
individuals in the photographs are Chinese, Japanese or Korean.

You will likely be surprised at your ability to determine who is who. Here is what creator Dyske Suematsu has to say about why he created this test:

One evening at a Japanese restaurant, my girlfriend,
Roxanne Wolanczyk, and I were talking about her facial recognition
problem. She has a problem telling white people apart even though she
herself is white. Interestingly she has a better time with telling
Asian people apart. Then I thought of creating a web site that tests
people’s facial recognition ability. She thought it would be more
interesting if the site was about telling Asian people apart. And, this
is how this site came about.

I’ve always thought that it was one of those urban myths that you
can tell different Asians apart. Especially if I can’t see what they
are wearing, I don’t think that I can tell them apart. And, I’m an
Asian myself. I’ve been living in the US for over 15 years and I’ve
heard some people tell me I definitely look Japanese, while others
thought that I don’t at all. Some people boastfully claim that they can
tell the difference no problem, while others quietly admit that they
can’t. Even with those who claim they can, is it really true that they
can? Maybe there is something to be said about someone saying "You guys
all look the same!" Or, maybe they just don’t know any better. This
site, therefore, is a way for me to demystify this issue once and for

Yes, I have taken the test. Brave souls, if you feel like sharing your test scores, I’ll share mine . . .

Author: JaeRan

Assistant professor at UW Tacoma, writer, and researcher.

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