Top 10 Far East facts Selected as the most interesting among Far East related questions in Far East quiz Which number is considered unlucky in East Asia?4. Words "four" and "Death" have very similar pronunciation in Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean and Japanese. In East Asia many buildings do not have a 4th floor. Some high-rise residential buildings omit all floor numbers with "4", e.g., 4, 14, 24, 34 and all 40–49 floors. Created by: Sumit TamangVietnam facts » Where is karate from?Ryukyu Kingdom. Karate developed from the indigenous martial arts of Ryukyu Islands (today Japanese) under the influence of Chinese martial arts. The Ryukyu Kingdom was an independent kingdom from the 15th to 19th century, and despite its small size, the kingdom played a central role in the maritime trade networks of medieval East Asia. Until the 19th century, it has had much more in common with China, than with Japan.Created by: globalquiz.orgsport of Japan facts » Where is Beijing?At point 1. Beijing is located in northern China. Its name, which means "Northern Capital", was applied to the city in 1403 during the Ming Dynasty to distinguish the city from Nanjing (the "Southern Capital").Created by: globalquiz.orgcities of Asia facts » Where are these sandals from?Japan. Okobo are wooden sandals worn by maiko (apprentice geisha) during their apprenticeship. These sandals are very practical, keeping the expensive kimono off the ground. Created by: globalquiz.orgclothing facts » Which of the two Korean countries is more populous?South Korea. With the population of 50.2M, South Korea is more than twice as populous as North Korea (24.5M). Created by: Sumit TamangKorea facts » When was Korea partitioned along the 38th parallel?In 1945, after WW2. The aftermath of World War II left Korea partitioned along the 38th parallel, with the north under Soviet occupation and the south under US occupation. The Korean War broke out when Soviet-backed North Korea invaded South Korea, though neither side gained much territory as a result.Created by: Hitter smasherhistory facts » Which martial art is that?Taekwondo. There are two major styles of doboks (taekwondo uniforms). One is similar to karate (cross-over jacket), while the other, with V-neck jacet (pictured) is typical to taekwondo only.Created by: globalquiz.orgmartial arts facts » Which martial art is that?Iaido is associated with the smooth, controlled movements of drawing the sword from its scabbard or saya, striking or cutting an opponent, removing blood from the blade, and then replacing the sword in the scabbard. There are no fights in iaido. It should not be confused with kendo, where bamboo sticks and protective clothing is used for fighting competitions.Created by: globalquiz.orgJapan facts » Where is Tokyo?At point 4. Tokyo has numerous outlying islands, which extend as far as 1850 km from central Tokyo. Because of the islands' distance from the administrative headquarters of the metropolitan government in Shinjuku, local offices administer them.Created by: globalquiz.orggeography of Japan facts » Where is Seoul?At point 3. Seoul is in the northwest of South Korea by the Han River. The Han River and its surrounding area played an important role in Korean history, but is no longer actively used for navigation, because its estuary is located at the borders of the two Koreas, with civilian entry barred.Created by: Hitter smasherSouth Korea facts » Play Far East quiz and see all the questions.