- the countries of E Asia, including China, Japan, Korea, and sometimes adjacent areas.
Origin of Far East
An Americanism dating back to 1840–50
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- 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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