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  • adj. of, from, or pertaining to East Asia
  • n. a person from East Asia


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  • Bearing in mind that we are both significant countries in what you might broadly call the East Asian hemisphere.

    Breakfast with Australia-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan

  • Japan's proposal for a so-called East Asian community will be up for further discussion, after Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama said the region should "have the aspiration that East Asia is going to lead the world."

    The Sydney Morning Herald News Headlines

  • While its etymology is unknown, a similar word for China was used in the ancient language Sanskrit to refer to the Asian land, and related words have also been used by speakers of East Asian languages with reference to their neighbor.

    The English Is Coming!

  • As part of its "Look East" strategy, India has concluded over a dozen defense cooperation agreements over the last decade with Southeast and East Asian countries.

    Asia's Great Naval Rivalry

  • For a good if highly opinionated take on the East Asian crisis, see Joseph Stiglitz, Globalization and Its Discontents London: Penguin, 2002.

    Zero-Sum Future

  • Gradually but unmistakably, East Asian restaurant owners have taken over a charmless Berlin street, and made it into Germany's most bountiful provider of authentic Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese food.

    The End of a Cold War Confection

  • Over the last several years, East Asian and Central Asian countries have bowed to Beijing's pressure and returned Uighurs to China with no questions asked.

    Hunting Uighurs Across Asia

  • The World Health Organization says seven out of ten non-smoking adults in the East Asian nation are exposed to second-hand smoke each week.

    China Bans Smoking in Restaurants, Hotels, Rail Stations, Airports

  • This is a potential crisis in the making for East Asian policy makers, who depend on shipments overseas to fuel growth.

    Asia's Export Day of Reckoning

  • For example, I know several men who are attracted only to East Asian women.

    What Would Harriet Harman Do?


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