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Far East

the countries of E Asia, including China, Japan, Korea, and sometimes adjacent areas.
Origin of Far East
1840-50, Americanism
Related forms
Far Eastern, adjective
Can be confused
Far East, Middle East, Near East. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for far-east

Far East

the Far East, the countries of E Asia, usually including China, Japan, North and South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines: sometimes extended to include all territories east of Afghanistan
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Far East definition

Popular expression for the east Asian nations of China, Japan, North Korea and South Korea, Mongolia, and Taiwan.

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