Middle East - Wikipedia
Middle East (Middle East, English: Middle East), in the narrow sense of the regional concept, generic term for Western Asia and Africa northeastern except for the Afghanistan of India to the west. By identity and sense of distance culture as seen from Western Europe, roughly defined as geopolitics and international politics on geography.
The concept of the [Middle East] in Japan
Middle East concept in Japan, slightly different from the West, be used in a very wide area as a concept of culture area based on Islamic precepts and practices are common. Specifically, North Africa Egypt west of Maghreb region (Libya, including the Sudan), or or include such as Somalia, southwest Asia of Pakistan and Afghanistan, the Europe of Cyprus and the Central Asian countries of the former Soviet Union territory and in some cases there is a case to be or include.