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What is NEAR?

About Us What is NEAR?

The Association of North East Asia Regional Governments

NEAR stands for “the Association of North East Asia Regional Governments” with the English words itself meaning close intimacy.

NEAR is
NEAR is an international organization founded by 29 regional governments from four Northeast Asian Countries, including People’s Republic of China, Japan, Republic of Korea and Russian Federation in September 1996 in Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, Republic of Korea. NEAR is committed to contributing to the co-development of the region and world peace by enhancing mutual exchange and cooperation based on the spirit of reciprocity and equity.

Since adopting the Charter based on the ideology of co-prosperity of Northeast Asia, NEAR has been practicing extensive exchange and cooperation projects in various fields ranging from economy and trade to educational and cultural exchange, environment, disaster prevention, cross-border cooperation, science and technology, maritime affairs and fisheries, tourism, mineral resources development, energy and climate change and to women and children.

With the accession of new members at the 8th General Assembly held in October 2010 in Gyeonggi-do Province, Korea, NEAR has grown into a local diplomacy and cooperation organization representing Northeast Asia with 78 member regional governments from six countries.

Member Regional Governments (78organizations from 6countries)

China

China(11)

  • Anhui Province
  • |Heilongjiang Province
  • |Henan Province
  • |Hubei Province
  • |Hunan Province
  • |Jilin Province
  • |Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
  • |Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region
  • |Shandong province
  • |Shanxi Province
  • |Shaanxi Province
Observer :Gansu Province, Liaoning Province, Tianjin

Japan

Japan(11)

  • Aomori Prefecture
  • |Yamagata Prefecture
  • |Niigata Prefecture
  • |Toyama Prefecture
  • |Ishikawa Prefecture
  • |Fukui Prefecture
  • |Kyoto Prefecture
  • |Hyogo Prefecture
  • |Tottori Prefecture
  • |Shimane Prefecture
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Observer :Yamaguchi Prefecture

South Korea

South Korea(16)

  • Busan Metropolitan City
  • |Daegu Metropolitan City
  • |Incheon Metropolitan City
  • |Daejeon Metropolitan City
  • |Gwangju Metropolitan City
  • |Ulsan Metropolitan City
  • |Gyeonggi-do Province
  • |Gangwon-do Province
  • |Chungcheongbuk-do Province
  • |Chungcheongnam-do Province
  • |Jeollabuk-do Province
  • |Jeollanam-do Province
  • |Gyeongsangbuk-do Province
  • |Gyeongsangnam-do Province
  • |Jeju Special Self-Governing Province
  • |Sejong Special Self-Governing City

North Korea

North Korea(2)

  • Hamgyeongbuk-do Province
  • |Rasun City

Mongolia

Mongolia(22)

  • Arkhangai Province
  • |Bayan-Ulgii Province
  • |Bayankhongor Province
  • |Bulgan Province
  • |Govi-Altai Province
  • |Govisumber Province
  • |Darkhan-Uul Province
  • |Dornod Province
  • |Dornogovi Province
  • |Dundgovi Province
  • |Zavkhan Province
  • |Orkhon Province
  • |Uvurkhangai Province
  • |Umnugovi Province
  • |Sukhbaatar Province
  • |Selenge Province
  • |Tuv Province
  • |Uvs Province
  • |Khovd Province
  • |Khuvsgul Province
  • |Khentii Province
  • |Ulaanbaatar City

Russia

Russia(16)

  • Republic of Buryatia
  • |Republic of Sakha(Yakutia)
  • |Republic of Tuva
  • |Altai Territory
  • |Zabaikalsky Territory
  • |Republic of Khakassia
  • |Krasnoyarsk Territory
  • |Primorsky Territory
  • |Khabarovsk Territory
  • |Amur Region
  • |Irkutsk Region
  • |Kamchatka Territory
  • |Magadan Region
  • |Sakhalin Region
  • |Tomsk Region
  • |Kemerovo Region
Observer : Novosibirsk