WHAT'S INSIDE: NORTHERN ASIA

Asia is a land of mountains and deserts, and island nations like Japan. Did you know that the highest point on Earth is in Asia? Learn more about Asian geography here.
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FEATURED: NORTHERN ASIA

Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. The city is on the Baghmati River between ranges of the Himalaya Mountains midway between India and Tibet.

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Japan

Japan, officially Nippon, a country off the east coast of Asia. It consists of four large islands—Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, and Shikoku—and more than 3,300 smaller ones, including the Ryukyu chain.

China

China, or the People's Republic of China, a country in eastern Asia. It is sometimes called Communist China or Mainland China to distinguish it from the Republic of China, or Nationalist China, situated on the offshore island of Taiwan.

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