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On my current trip (like my previous) I've been in Europe and crossed the Bosphorous to Asia and proceeded further east (currently Tbilisi, Georgia).

At some point I'd like to move even further east, ideally all the way across Russia to Japan.

This (plus some talk in the travel chat room, "You Are Here") got me thinking, how east can I go in Asia? Would it be some point on one of the main islands of Japan? Some smaller Japanese island? Or somewhere else that I totally failed to think of?

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It's not Japan, it is Russia!

Wikipedia has a good article about extreme points of Eurasia.

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Ha! I tried Googling "eastermost Asia" but it returned other extremes of Asia and eastermost extremes of other places. Didn't expect this but of course. –  hippietrail Nov 1 '11 at 13:27
    
Russia is not Asia. –  Rudy Gunawan Nov 3 '11 at 8:24
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I really doubt that. The Ural mountains that are in Russia divide Europe and Asia. Most of the part of Russia is clearly in Asia. –  RoflcoptrException Nov 3 '11 at 8:47
    
As russian, I want to note, that in our schools we are taught that Russia is in Europe and in Asia either. And the @Roflcoptr is right about Ural. –  VMAtm Nov 3 '11 at 15:51
    
I admit that I am wrong. :) Thanks for the info. –  Rudy Gunawan Nov 4 '11 at 5:58

Kamchatka Peninsula! Full of bears, salmon, mountains, and all kinds of other cool stuff =)

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If you are only talking about the non-Russian part of Asia, then the answer would be Minami Torishima which located in 24°16′59″N 153°59′11″E It's very near to Iwo Jima and has a alias "Marcus Island".

In the map below Minami Torishima is marked with "A". You can compare it with the red line, which is actually the easternmost area of Indonesia.

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The photo of the island.Notice the unique triangular shape. enter image description here

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I never heard that Siberia is Europe... –  RoflcoptrException Nov 3 '11 at 8:45
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I always thought Russia, like Turkey, spans two continents thus having a European part and an Asian part. I've never heard Anatolia or Siberia described as being in Europe before. According to Wikipedia: "Siberia is an extensive region constituting almost all of Northern Asia". I think you might be confusing politics and geography. I still voted you up though for the most eastern part of Asia not in Russia. –  hippietrail Nov 3 '11 at 8:49
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Also Eurasia is not a third place besides Europe and Asia, but the combination of Europe and Asia seen as a whole. –  hippietrail Nov 3 '11 at 8:51
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Just realized that Siberia is part of Asia. But now wonder why Russia never send contingent to Asian Games. –  Rudy Gunawan Nov 3 '11 at 9:04
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@Rudy: perhaps you should update your answer to avoid further downvotes... –  Axel Oct 20 '12 at 10:59

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