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Northeast Asia

Summary
Northeast Asia or Northeastern Asia is a geographical subregion of Asia; its north-eastern landmass and islands are bounded by the Pacific Ocean. The term Northeast Asia was popularized during the 1930s by American historian and political scientist Robert Kerner. Under Kerner's definition, "Northeast Asia" includes the Japanese Archipelago, the Korean Peninsula, the Mongolian Plateau, the Northeast China Plain, and the mountainous regions of the Russian Far East, stretching from the Lena River in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east. Definitions The definition of Northeast Asia is not static but often changes according to the context in which it is discussed. In common usage, the term Northeast Asia typically refers to a region which includes Manchuria (Northeast China and Russian Manchuria). Other countries and region which make up Northeast Asia are Japan, Mongolia, North Korea, the Russian Far East including the Sea of Okhotsk, and South Korea. Parts or the whole
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