Mikoyan MiG-17 Fresco-A captured by USA

MiG-17 Fresco A tested by USAF.
Camouflage none, plane was in color of natural metal, white stars on wings an fuselage only.
I think, that this plane is same as the japan MiG-17 ???

This photo is a gift from my Japan friend. Is it fact? Please send me more information, thanx.