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Celebtwin: Korean and Japanese Celebrities Look-Alike

Updated on January 24, 2016
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Xhyniie has been a KPOP fan for 3 years and K-drama fan for 14 years. She enjoys writing about the Korean entertainment industry.

Yoon Eun-hye (left) and Park Shin-hye (right)
Yoon Eun-hye (left) and Park Shin-hye (right)

For how many years of being a Kpop and Jpop fan I’ve known idols that look like twins. There are also actresses and actors wherein you can’t even distinguish which is which! Although other people think that Asians (whether celebrities or not) are really look alike blaming on the obsession of plastic surgery.

But even without plastic surgery (wherein you can achieve the looks of these famous Asian celebrities) there are really celebrities who are very similar in physical features. The first time I noticed about it was when I was watching “Coffee Prince” many years ago. The main actress on that Korean drama looks like someone I’ve seen on other dramas before. At first I believe that it was the same actress with the girl in “Stairway to Heaven” but when I researched about it and I found out that they are two different Korean actresses. The one who is in “Coffee Prince” was actress Yoon Eun Hye while the girl in “Stairway to Heaven” was Park Shin Hye. Although I can distinguish them now!

Aside from Korean actresses, there are also Japanese and Korean actresses who are very look alike. I was watching Yamada and the Seven Witches when I noticed one of its cast that looks like a Korean actress that I’ve known. They really look like twins separated at birth.

So now, here are the Japanese and Korean celebrities that will shocked and will make you think again if they are blood related or twins separated at birth.



Karen Miyazaki (left) and Moon Chae-won (right)
Karen Miyazaki (left) and Moon Chae-won (right)

13. Karen Miyazaki (Japanese) and Moon Chae-won (Korean)

Karen Miyazaki is a Japanese actress born on November 20, 1993 who is known for dramas such as GTO (2012) and Hana Moyu (2015). On the other hand, Moon Chae-won is a Korean actress born on November 13, 1986 who is known for dramas such as Painter of the Wind, Brilliant Legacy, The Innocent Man and The Princess’ Man.



Shinohara Ryoko (left) and Yamada Yu (right)
Shinohara Ryoko (left) and Yamada Yu (right)

12. Shinohara Ryoko (Japanese) and Yamada Yu (Japanese)

Shinohara Ryoko and Yamada Yu are both Japanese celebrities who are also look-alike. Shinohara Ryoko is known for the film Kamikaze Girls. Yamada Yu is a Japanese actress, singer and model who is best known for modelling with CanCam magazine. She is married to actor Shun Oguri since 2012.



 Shin Se Kyung (left) and Lee Yoon-hee (right)
Shin Se Kyung (left) and Lee Yoon-hee (right)

11. Shin Se Kyung (Korean) and Lee Yoon-hee (Korean)

This two Korean actress also looks the same with the pictures above. Shin Se-kyung is a 25 years old Korean actress known for starring in dramas such as Deep Rooted Tree, When The Man Falls in Love and The Girl who sees Smells. Lee Yeon-hee is another Korean actress who is best known for korean film A Millionaires First Love and dramas such as Emperor of the Sea, Miss Korea and Splendid Politics.



Shida Mirai (left) and Yuka Masuda (right)
Shida Mirai (left) and Yuka Masuda (right)

10. Shida Mirai (Japanese) and Yuka Masuda (Japanese)

Japanese actress Mirai Shida and former AKB48 member Masuda Yuka also resembles a little. If it’s your first time knowing them, then you will actually see that they are really look-alike. Mirai Shida is best known for starring in J drama “The Queen’s Classroom” while Masuda Yuka left AKB48 on 2012.



Yoon Eun-hye (left) and Park Shin-hye (right)
Yoon Eun-hye (left) and Park Shin-hye (right)

9. Yoon Eun-hye (Korean) and Park Shin-hye (Korean)

As I’ve said before, Yoon Eun-hye and Park Shin-hye are one of the Korean celebrities that I thought are twins or blood related. Some of their fans would agree about it as there were times that they also mistook them. Although I now know the two of them since I am always searching for their pictures but they really have the same physical appearance.

Yoon Eun-hye is best known for starring in K dramas such as Coffee Prince, Lie To Me and My Fair Lady while Park Shin-hye is best known for K dramas such as Stairway to Heaven, You’re Beautiful, The Heirs and Pinocchio.



Lee Min-jung (left) and Suzu Hirose (right)
Lee Min-jung (left) and Suzu Hirose (right)

8. Lee Min-jung (Korean) and Suzu Hirose (Japanese)

We also have Korean actress Lee Min-jung and Japanese actress and model Suzu Hirose. Sharing the same hair makes the two of them twins. Lee Min-jung is a 33 years old Korean actress who is best known for her roles in Boys Over Flowers, Big and Cunning Single Lady. She is married to Korean actor Lee Byung-hun since August 10, 2013.

Suzu Hirose is a 17 years old Japanese model and actress. She is the younger sister of Alice Hirose who also has the same profession as her. Suzu Hirose is best known as one of the cast of Gakkko no Kaidan.



Daesung (left) and K Will (right)
Daesung (left) and K Will (right)

7. Daesung (Korean) and K Will (Korean)

The first time I saw pictures of K Will, I really thought that he was Daesung. As in, they are really look alike that I don’t know who is Daesung and who is K Will. And so to confirm it, I watched music videos of the two idols, and yes they are really look alike. Their eyes really play a big factor on their similarities.

Daesung is a 26 years old Korean idol and a member of the group Big Bang. K Will on the other hand is a Korean ballad singer, songwriter and DJ. K Will is one of the best OST singers in Korean dramas.



Takuya Kimura (left) and Won Bin (right)
Takuya Kimura (left) and Won Bin (right)

6. Takuya Kimura (Japanese) and Won Bin (Korean)

The two celebrities on the above picture are of different nationality. Takuya Kimura is a Japanese singer and actor while Hyun Bin is a Korean actor. But let’s not deny it, you also noticed that they have similarities, aside from being hot.

Takuya Kimura also known as Kimutaku is a 42 years old Japanese singer, actor and a member of the idol group SMAP. Takuya Kimura is a popular actor throughout Asia starring in highest rated Japanese dramas.

Won Bin is a 37 years old Korean actor who is best known for portraying the role of Han Tae-suk in the award-winning Korean drama Endless Love: Autumn in my Heart.



Goo Hara (left) and Namie Amuro (right)
Goo Hara (left) and Namie Amuro (right)

5. Goo Hara (Korean) and Namie Amuro (Japanese)

Of course, we have on our list Korean actress and idol Goo Hara and Japanese singer Namie Amuro. As you can see on the above picture, they really look like as if only one person. If you will researched Namie Amuro’s picture you will noticed that she really looks like Goo Hara and vice versa.

Goo Hara is a 24 years old Korean actress and member of the girl group Kara. She is best known as Choi Da Hye in the drama City Hunter which stars Lee Min-ho and Park Min-young.

Namie Amuro is a 38 years old Japanese singer, actress, model and dancer. Daebak! At first, I really thought that she is the same age with Goo Hara. Namie Amuro is dubbed as the “Japanese Madonna”. After two decades since Namie’s debut, she has remained on her place as one of the longest surviving popular acts in Japan.



Bae Suzy (left) and Nana Komatsu (right)
Bae Suzy (left) and Nana Komatsu (right)

4. Bae Suzy (Korean) and Nana Komatsu (Japanese)

Although not all of you might agree about it, Korean idol and actress Bae Suzy and Japanese actress and model Nana Komatsu have also similarities. Well, now you know who is Suzy and who is Nana Komatsu! But if you will examine again, they are really look-alike. It is maybe because of their eyes, nose and hair.

Bae Suzy is a 21 years old Korean actress and member of the girl group Miss A. Suzy is one of the most popular idols today and also the first Korean female to win a singer rookie award, drama rookie award and movie rookie award, having received the Best New Actress Award at the 48th Baeksang Arts Awards. Suzy is known for starring in K dramas such as Dream High in which she gained her popularity and Gu Family Book. Nana Komatsu is a 19 years old Japanese actress and model. She is best known for films such as Close Range Love (love interest of Tomohisa Yamashita) and Bakuman.




Koji Seto (left) and Koike Teppei (right)
Koji Seto (left) and Koike Teppei (right)

3. Koji Seto (Japanese) and Teppei Koike (Japanese)

The picture above which you’ve hardly distinguish are Japanese actors Koji Seto and Teppei Koike. They are also not blood related but they really have some similarities. Although fans of them knows who is Koji Seto and Teppei Koike. Well, it takes time to memorize their faces!

Koji Seto is a 27 years old Japanese actor and singer. He is the lead vocalist of the J-Rock band known as Tetra-Fang. He is best known for dramas such as Kamen Raider Kiva and Koizara. In addition, he is nicknamed as Setomaru and a current member of the Japanese young male actors group D-Boys. Teppei Koike is a 29 years old Japanese actor and singer. Teppei Koike is best known for his roles in the J drama such as Gokusen 2 and Amachan.



Han Ga-in (left), Kim Dong-jun (right)
Han Ga-in (left), Kim Dong-jun (right)

2. Han Ga-in (Korean) and Kim Dong-jun (Korean)

Korean actress Han Ga-in and ZE:A member Kim Dong-jun really looks like twin. Kim Dong-jun is known in the entertainment industry as the male version of Han Ga-in. At first glance, fans would think that they are the same person. But wait! The two of them are different person and not blood related!

Han Ga-in is a 33 years old Korean actress best known for her roles in dramas such as Yellow Handkerchief in which she won the Best New Actress Award and the period drama “Moon Embracing The Sun”.

Kim Dong-jun is a 23 years old Korean idol and member of the group ZE:A. As a matter of fact, he had been cosplaying actress Han Ga-in in which he gained attention and laughter from his fans.



Airi Matsui (left) and Go Eun-ah (right)
Airi Matsui (left) and Go Eun-ah (right)

1. Airi Matsui (Japanese) and Go Eun-ah (Korean)

While watching Yamada and the Seven Witches I noticed that Airi Matsui looks like Go Eun-ah. I’ve watched each episode again and pause at scenes wherein Airi Matsui is present. And yes! Without any doubt the two of them look like twins! I also researched on the web to confirm that they are different individuals! I look for their pictures and honestly at first I can’t distinguish who is Airi Matsui and who is Go Eun-ah.

If you are not familiar with them, then you might think that they are blood related. Go Eun-ah is a 26 years old Korean actress and the sister of MBLAQ member Mir. She is known for starring in Korean dramas such as Kpop – The Ultimate Audition and Golden Apple.

On the other hand, Airi Matsui is a 18 years old Japanese idol, model and actress. Airi is a former member of the Japanese group Sakura Gakuin. She is known for being one of the seven witches in the J drama “Yamada and the Seven Witches”. She is also one of the cast of J drama Great Teacher Onizuka playing the role of Kaeko Furuya.


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      Tamara 6 months ago

      where is Yoona and Krystal?

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