East Asia

East Asia was the cradle of ancient civilizations such as Imperial China, ancient Korea, ancient Japan and the Mongol Empire, and is today home to 1.6 billion people.

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is the enormous and wealthy capital of , and also its main city, overflowing with culture, commerce, and most of all, people. Photo: 名無し野電車区, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is 's capital, and its second largest city after , with a population of more than 20 million. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

, known as Nihon or Nippon in Japanese, is an island nation in East Asia. Photo: JurriaanH, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is one of the world's oldest civilizations. Its long and rich history is present both in people's thinking and values and in the art, architecture, and feats of engineering that remain from dynasties past. Photo: Seebeer, Public domain.


, officially the Republic of Korea is a country in East Asia. Photo: traveloriented, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is an island nation off the coast of southeastern mainland . Photo: TianyinLee, CC BY-SA 3.0.

, known as Mongol uls in Mongolian, is a landlocked country located between and . Photo: lhirlimann, CC BY-SA 2.0.

, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea or DPRK is the world's most isolated country and one of the most repressive and underdeveloped. Photo: Nicor, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a place with multiple personalities; the population is mainly Cantonese Chinese but British influence is quite visible. Photo: Base64, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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