Originally Posted by Tenchu
None of those nationalities actually look Japanese. Thai/Cambodian dont have the funny eyes and their skin is slightly darker, they are slightly smaller on average, and their nose forms a different shape. Most people would not pick this up, but it is like saying an Italian could pass as a Brit; he probably could, but everyone knows the large differences in the two races.
But I`m not saying someone Thai/Cambodian could pass as Japanese. I`m saying that there is enough variety in Japanese features that a child with one Thai/Cambodian parent and one Japanese parent could
- if they were raised in Japan.
Their appearance would no doubt fall within the darker end of the scale of normal - but still be normal
One of our family friends is half Cambodian. You`d never know it if he didn`t tell you... And there is one half Thai child and one half Filipino child in my son`s school. You`d also never know it if you weren`t told.