Northeast Asia

Northeast Asia or Northeastern Asia is a geographical subregion of Asia; its northeastern landmass and islands are bounded by the Pacific Ocean.

Coastal Northeast Asia, including Northeast China
The countries and territories of East Asia, parts or all of which, along with the Russian Far East, make up the region of Northeast Asia

The term Northeast Asia was popularized during the 1930s by American historian and political scientist Robert Kerner. Under Kerner's definition, "Northeast Asia" included the Mongolian Plateau, the Northeast China Plain, the Korean Peninsula, the Japanese archipelago and the mountainous regions of the Russian Far East, stretching from the Lena River in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east.[1]


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