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Japanese vs Chinese eyes

It is really difficult to differentiate the eyes of closely related Asian countries like China and Japan. Hence, when one is asked about the difference between the two types of eyes (Chinese and Japanese) the answer should not be generalized to the entire Chinese and Japanese denominations.

Also, it must be made known that China is a very big country with numerous languages and sub-races. As a result, the Chinese appearance has become much diversified. The generalized Chinese look must, therefore, be likened to how one perceives the common European look rather than narrowing it down to the more specific British or German look. Moreover, although Japan has been known for their prolonged isolation in the past, there has been some interbreeding between the two when the Chinese influenced Japan with Buddhism and during wartime adding up to the confusion of their native appearances.

Next, it must be made known that the Chinese and Japanese eyes aren’t really small as compared to other races. It’s just that their eyes are covered by their eyelids making them appear tinier than normal. Nevertheless, here are some other points to consider between the Chinese and Japanese set of eyes.

The Japanese face is generally longer and wider than the Chinese face. In this connection, the Japanese eyes appear wider laterally. Most Japanese women also appear to have no eyelid creases. Although not true to all, the Japanese have eyes that are a little bit angled upwards.

On the contrary, the Chinese often have round-shaped faces. While it is hard to generalize how the eyes of a multiethnic denomination such as the Chinese look, many have observed that the typical Chinese eyes are often angled somewhat downwards. But one shouldn’t immediately identify a person with an upward angled eye to be Japanese because there is still a significant number of Chinese with such eyes.

In summary, it is not easy to discern a Japanese from a Chinese individual by the mere assessment of his or her eyes. You must, therefore, consider other parameters such as their name structures, language, dialects used, behaviors, fashion sense, and much more in identifying one from the other.


1.The Japanese are observed to have a wider set of eyes than the Chinese.
2.The Japanese appear to have eyes that are somewhat angled upwards.
3.The Chinese have eyes that are either angled upwards or downwards, but it has been observed that more Chinese have a downward angled set of eyes.

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