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The Asia-Pacific is the part of the in or near the Western . Asia-Pacific varies in area depending on context, but it generally includes , , , and . The term may also include parts of (on the North Pacific) and countries in the which are on the coast of the Eastern ; the , for example, includes , , , , and the . Alternatively, the term sometimes comprises all of and as well as island nations (Asia-Pacific and )—for example, when dividing the world into large regions for commercial purposes (e.g., into the , and Asia-Pacific).Member Economies - Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
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and are almost never included. On the whole, there is no clear-cut definition of "Asia-Pacific", and the regions included change depending on the context. The term has become popular since the late 1980s in commerce, finance, and politics. Despite the heterogeneity of the regions' economies, most individual nations within the zone are emerging markets experiencing rapid growth (compare the acronym APEJ or APeJ—Asia-Pacific excluding Japan). See for example


Component areas

The Asia-Pacific region generally includes:


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Main countries and territories data


See also

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References


External links


APEC

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

Asia Pacific Indigenous Youth Network (APIYN)

BBC Asia-Pacific
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