East Asia

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East Asia, alternately Northeast Asia, is the eastern subregion of Asia, defined in both geographical and ethno-cultural terms.wikipedia
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Japan

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States of East Asia include China, Japan, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, Taiwan, and the Chinese special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau.
Japan (日本, Nippon or Nihon ; formally 日本国, or Nihon-koku, ) is an island country in East Asia.

South Asia

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North Asia borders East Asia's north, Southeast Asia the south, South Asia the southwest, and Central Asia the west.
South Asia is bounded on the south by the Indian Ocean and on land (clockwise, from west) by Western Asia, Central Asia, East Asia and Southeast Asia.

Taiwan

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States of East Asia include China, Japan, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, Taiwan, and the Chinese special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau.
Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a state in East Asia.

Subregion

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East Asia, alternately Northeast Asia, is the eastern subregion of Asia, defined in both geographical and ethno-cultural terms.

North Asia

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North Asia borders East Asia's north, Southeast Asia the south, South Asia the southwest, and Central Asia the west.
North Asia is bordered to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the west by Eastern Europe, to the south by Central and East Asia and to the east by the Pacific Ocean and North America.

Central Asia

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North Asia borders East Asia's north, Southeast Asia the south, South Asia the southwest, and Central Asia the west.
It has acted as a crossroads for the movement of people, goods, and ideas between Europe, Western Asia, South Asia, and East Asia.

East Asian Buddhism

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Major religions in East Asia include Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Taoism, and Shintoism.
East Asian Buddhism or East Asian Mahayana is a collective term for the schools of Mahāyāna Buddhism that developed in East Asia, and follow the Chinese Buddhist canon.

Geography of Japan

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There are 17 officially-recognized indigenous (minority) ethnic groups in East Asia; 16 native to the island of Taiwan (collectively Taiwanese indigenous peoples) and one native to the major Japanese island of Hokkaido (the Ainu).
Japan is an island country comprising a stratovolcanic archipelago over 3000 km along East Asia's Pacific coast.

History of Japan

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East Asia has historically been the cradle of several ancient advanced civilizations such as ancient China, ancient Japan, ancient Korea, and the Mongol Empire.
Japan is the largest island country in East Asia and the fourth largest island country in the world.

Taipei

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The region is home to major world metropolises such as Beijing, Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai, Taipei, and Tokyo.
Taipei is the political, economic, educational, and cultural center of Taiwan and one of the major hubs in East Asia.

Taoism

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Major religions in East Asia include Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Taoism, and Shintoism.
Today, the Taoist tradition is one of the five religious doctrines officially recognised in the People's Republic of China (PRC) as well as the Republic of China (ROC), and although it does not travel readily from its East Asian roots, it claims adherents in a number of societies, in particular in Hong Kong, Macau, and in Southeast Asia.

Confucianism

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Major religions in East Asia include Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Taoism, and Shintoism.
Today, it has been credited for shaping East Asian societies and Chinese communities, and to some extent, other parts of Asia.

Asia

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East Asia, alternately Northeast Asia, is the eastern subregion of Asia, defined in both geographical and ethno-cultural terms.

East Asian cultural sphere

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(See East Asian cultural sphere.) China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam are commonly seen as the core encompassed by the East Asian cultural sphere (as opposed to neighboring nations also within East Asia).
The East Asian cultural sphere, or the Sinosphere, consists of nations in East and Southeast Asia that were historically influenced by the Chinese culture, including literary traditions and religions.

First Sino-Japanese War

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Japan defeated the stagnant Qing dynasty during the First Sino-Japanese War, thereafter annexing Korea and Taiwan from China.
For the first time, regional dominance in East Asia shifted from China to Japan; the prestige of the Qing Dynasty, along with the classical tradition in China, suffered a major blow.

Russo-Japanese War

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In 1905 Japan also vanquished its imperial rival Russia in the Russo-Japanese War.
The consequences transformed the balance of power in East Asia, resulting in a reassessment of Japan's recent entry onto the world stage.

Empire of Japan

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By the early 1900s, the Japanese empire succeeded in asserting itself as East Asia's first modern power.
Imperial Japan became the only non-Western world power and a major force in East Asia in about 25 years as a result of industrialization and economic development.

Hokkaido

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There are 17 officially-recognized indigenous (minority) ethnic groups in East Asia; 16 native to the island of Taiwan (collectively Taiwanese indigenous peoples) and one native to the major Japanese island of Hokkaido (the Ainu).

Seoul

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The region is home to major world metropolises such as Beijing, Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai, Taipei, and Tokyo.
Being in the extreme east Asia, the climate can be described as humid continental with great variation of the precipitation throughout the year and warm to hot summer (Dwa, by 0 °C isoterm).

Ainu people

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There are 17 officially-recognized indigenous (minority) ethnic groups in East Asia; 16 native to the island of Taiwan (collectively Taiwanese indigenous peoples) and one native to the major Japanese island of Hokkaido (the Ainu).
The study results show a closer morphological relation between Ainu (including other Jōmon remnants) and West Asians rather than between Ainu and East Asians.

Chinese culture

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China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam are commonly seen as the core encompassed by the East Asian cultural sphere (as opposed to neighboring nations also within East Asia).
The area over which the culture prevails covers a large geographical region in East Asia and is extremely diverse and varying, with customs and traditions varying greatly between provinces, cities, and even towns as well.

Korean Peninsula

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The Economic Research Institute for Northeast Asia defines the region as "China, Japan, the Koreas, Nepal, Mongolia, and eastern regions of the Russian Federation".
The Korean Peninsula is a peninsula located in East Asia.

Far East

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However, being a Eurocentric term, Far East describes the region's geographical position in relation to Europe rather than its location within Asia.
The Far East is a geographical term in English that usually refers to East Asia (including Northeast Asia), the Russian Far East (part of North Asia), and Southeast Asia.

Shanghai

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The region is home to major world metropolises such as Beijing, Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai, Taipei, and Tokyo.
Shanghai was the largest and most prosperous city in East Asia during the 1930s, and rapid redevelopment began in the 1990s.

Asia-Pacific

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Alternatively, the term "Asia Pacific Region" is often used in describing East Asia, South Asia and Southeast Asia as well as Oceania.
Asia-Pacific varies in area depending on context, but it generally includes East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania.