East Asia is a cultural and geographic region of Asia. East Asia, also popularly known as "the Far East" is what used to be known in the West as The Orient, a mysterious land inhabited by a race of inscrutable tea-sipping Orientals.
China, officially known as the People's Republic of China, is a vast country in Eastern Asia about the same size as the United States of America with the world's largest population of almost 1.4 billion citizens.
Japan is a country where precision meets tradition. Japan's insular character has allowed it to develop a very unique, intricate culture with an emphasis on inner balance, tranquility and natural beauty.