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- The countries and regions of eastern and southeast Asia, especially China, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, and Mongolia.
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- proper n. East Asia (Korea, Japan, China, and the Russian Far East) and Southeast Asia, taken as a whole.
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- n. a popular expression for the countries of eastern Asia (usually including China and Mongolia and Taiwan and Japan and Korea and Indochina and eastern Siberia)
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Did a lot of circuits around the really Far East, which is more like the far west, really, but there it is.
People who knew Backhouse described him variously as "gelatinous," "deranged" and "the most remarkable scoundrel ever known in the Far East, which is saying a lot."
—East Asia is preferable to Far East, which is less precise.
The vigour and resilience of the South African economy and the relative stability of the rand in the face of the financial crisis in the Far East was the ultimate accolade to the ANC's economic team and the way it had run the country since 1994.
The deputy president said in an address to the G7 on Saturday that Japan and the new industrialising countries of the Far East were the main beneficiaries of a shift in the growth component of
The potters of the Far East were the first to use refractory clays for their kilns.
We Chinese respect and slightly admire the British, although we do not believe that the Far East is your part of the world any more than we regard Europe as our part.
In all my journeyings in Yün-nan I was increasingly impressed with the value of the missionary, that man who of all men in the Far East is the most subject to malicious criticism, and generally, be it said, from those persons who know little or nothing about his work.
The final of this series of executive agreements touching American relations in and with the Far East was the product of President Wilson's diplomacy.
By day he did his work -- that goes without saying -- one has to work in the Far East, that is what one comes out to do.