Asia-Pacific or Asia Pacific (abbreviated as Asia-Pac, AsPac, APAC, APJ, JAPA or JAPAC) is the part of the world in or near the Western Pacific Ocean. The region varies in size depending on which context, but it typically includes much of East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania.
Alternatively, the term sometimes comprises all of Asia and Australasia as well as small/medium/large Pacific island nations (Asia Pacific and Australasian Continent) - for example when dividing the world into large regions for commercial purposes (e.g. into Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific).
On the whole there appears to be no clear cut definition of "Asia Pacific" and the regions included change as per the context.
Though imprecise, the term has become popular since the late 1980s in commerce, finance and politics. In fact, despite the heterogeneity of the regions' economies, most individual nations within the zone are emerging markets experiencing rapid growth. (Compare the concept/acronym APEJ or APeJ - Asia-Pacific excluding Japan.)
The Malay ArchipelagoMalay:Kepulauan Melayu, Indonesian:Kepulauan Melayu or Nusantara, Tagalog:Kapuluan ng Malay ) is the archipelago between mainland Southeast Asia and Australia. It has also been called the Malay World, Indo-Australian Archipelago, East Indies, Nusantara, Spices Archipelago, and other names over time. The name was taken from the 19th-century European concept of a Malay race.
Asia Pacific is the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's regional news & current affairs program. Schedule changes by ABC Radio Australia in 2013 saw the show lose its domestic radio audience. It remains available online at www.radioaustralia.net.au/asiapac
The show is broadcast each weekday from the ABC Southbank Centre in Melbourne.
The AsiaPacific region hosts over 60% of the world’s young population ...Maternal disorders are the leading cause of death of girls aged 15-19 years in the Pacific, and the second leading cause of death in South Asia.
More people in Asia and the Pacific were in forced marriages, but when population size was taken to account, researchers found that forced marriage was more prevalent in Arab states... with Asia and the Pacific home to more than half of the global total, according to the report.
This year, BWBAsia featured the top 60 high-school age boys and girls from 15 countries and territories across the Asia-Pacific region, including the Philippines’ Andres of Ateneo and junior Gilas standout Harris... player Jenni Screen (Australia) are serving as BWB Asia coaches.
August Benedicto. From 15 last year to champion ... “Sa last loop nang kumalas ako, mga last 7 kms ... Nilampasan ko lahat ... of Asia and the Pacific ... I started bleeding at the run but you know, girl power!,” added Santiago, who, along with the rest, also cited the succcessful staging of the event organized by The IRONMANGroup/Sunrise Events, Inc ... ....
Oki published interviews with the girls on his news website, OekusiPost, ahead of the trial of Richard Daschbach ...DanielBastard, Asia-Pacific director at RSF, said that prosecutors should consider some legal arguments, including that the girls' testimonies were published during Daschbach's trial.