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.
... China-ASEAN Expo and China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit on Friday ... The China-ASEAN relationship has grown into the most successful and vibrant model for cooperation in the Asia-Pacific, which is an exemplary effort in building a community with a shared future for mankind.
Huang has won awards abroad as well, including those from the World Gold Council... In her 24 years of working at Lao Feng Xiang, Huang has designed many souvenirs, including the commemorative envelope for the 60th anniversary of the Long March, the brooch for the 2001Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum, and the medal for the 2010WorldExpo ... .
To address today's uncertain global business and trade environment, she said UPS, also a three-time participant to the China International Import Expo, has launched a series of webinars around the Asia-Pacific region, including in China, to provide market insights and guidance to businesses on how they can navigate disruptions.