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Is this man in the Japanese or Chinese army?

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    Question Is this man in the Japanese or Chinese army?

    I saw this photo and was wondering if he was in an Asian military. He looks Asian to me. Anyone have an idea? Thanks.
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    I tend to agree that he does look Asian in the photograph.

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    He appears to be wearing a 3rd Reich era RAD tunic. His physical appearance appears to be Japanese, not Chinese.
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    There must certainly be a fascinating but unknown story with this man's photo.
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    I notice there is no insignia on his cap which might indicate that this individual was not a German citizen.
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    Could be another Korean volunteer, like the one US troops captured in Dday. I notice the soldier on your photo is missing shoulderboards aswell.

    Very interesting for me to see this photo.
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    To me he is more like a European than Asian.

    Maybe a mix, who knows.

    That still a nice picture, by the way.

    Regards,
    Taka

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    As has been said above, an RAD member. Collar patches are the 1942-pattern. The lack of shoulder boards is actually not unusual; the basic-level rank of Arbeitsmann (non-volunteer) wore none.

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    Quote by SHINDENKAI View Post
    To me he is more like a European than Asian.

    Maybe a mix, who knows.

    That still a nice picture, by the way.

    Regards,
    Taka
    I tend to agree, maybe Slavic?....
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    My friend who sent me the photo sent me the complete image. Here it is. And here is the back too.
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