Category:Greater East Asia

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Greater East Asia (sometimes Greater Eastern Asia) can refer to:

  • Greater East Asia region (大東亜地區) including Northern Asia, Northeastern Asia, Southeastern Asia‎, a part of Inner Asia‎, the east of Southern Asia, Micronesia and Melanesia.
  • Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere (大東亜共栄圏) : An imperial concept created and promulgated for occupied Asian populations during 1930-45 by the Empire of Japan. It extended greater than East Asia and promoted the cultural and economic unity of Northeast Asians, Southeast Asians, and Oceanians. It also declared the intention to create a self-sufficient "bloc of Asian nations led by the Japanese and free of Western powers". It was announced in a radio address entitled "The International Situation and Japan's Position" by Foreign Minister Hachirō Arita on June 29, 1940.
  • Far East : An alternate geographical term in English (with equivalents in many other languages - see the infobox on the right for examples), that usually refers to East Asia, the Russian Far East (part of North Asia), and Southeast Asia.
  • Han cultural sphere (漢字文化圏) : A grouping of countries and regions in East Asia that were historically influenced by the Chinese culture.

or :

  • Eastern Asian Community : A proposed trade bloc for the Eastern Asian and Southeast Asian countries that may arise out of either ASEAN Plus Three or the East Asia Summit.
  • Asia-Pacific : The part of the world in or near the Western Pacific Ocean. The region varies in size depending on which context, but it typically includes much of East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania.


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