Asian is the largest continent in the world. There are 48 countries including China,
China is seen variously as an ancient civilization extending over a large area in East Asia, a
nation and/or a multinational entity. The People's Republic of China is situated in
eastern part of the Asian Continent on the western coast of the Pacific. With a total
area of 9.6 million square km, China is the largest country in Asia and the third largest
in the world, next to Russia and Canada.
Japan is an island country in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea
of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in
the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south. The characters which make
Japan's name mean "sun-origin", which is why Japan is sometimes referred to as the "Land of
the Rising Sun".
India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest
by geographical area, the second-most populous country, and the most populous democracy in
the world. Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the west, and the Bay
of Bengal on the east, India has a coastline of 7,517 kilometers.
Korea is a civilization and formerly unified nation currently divided into two states. Located on
the Korean Peninsula, it borders China to the northwest, Russia to the northeast,
separated from Japan to the east by the Korea Strait.