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Cruises to Japan and Far East

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Info and Map of Japan and Far East

The Far East is an English term mostly describing East Asia (including Northeast Asia), Southeast Asia, and the Russian Far East (part of North Asia, a.k.a. Siberia)[1] with South Asia sometimes also included for economic and cultural reasons.[2] The term came into use in European geopolitical discourse in the 12th century, denoting the Far East as the «farthest» of the three «easts», beyond the Near East and the Middle East. For the same reason, Chinese people in the 19th and early 20th centuries called Western countries «Tàixī (泰西)«—i.e. anything further west than the Arab world. The term is less commonly used than in the past[3] as it allegedly connotes the «orientalism» of the 19th century more explicitly than East Asia. Since the 1960s, terms like East Asia and the Orient have become increasingly common.[4] East Asia remains the most common media term for the region today.[3]

Destinations in Japan and Far East

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