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Countries in blue border the Pacific Rim.
Pacific Rim comprises the lands around the rim of the Pacific Ocean. The includes the Pacific Rim and the Pacific Basin islands in the Pacific Ocean. The Pacific Rim roughly overlaps with the geologic  Pacific Ring of Fire.
List of countries on the Pacific Rim
This is a list of countries that are generally considered to be a part of the Pacific Rim, since they lie along the
Arranging from north to south, west to east in directional order.
The Pacific has much international
shipping. The top 10 busiest container ports, with the exception of Dubai's Port of Jebel Ali (9th), are in the Rim nations. They are home to 29 of the world's 50 busiest container shipping ports:
intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations focus on the Pacific Rim, including APEC, the East-West Center, Sustainable Pacific Rim Cities, the  Pacific Basin Institute, and the Institute of Asian Research. In addition, the RIMPAC naval exercises are coordinated by United States Pacific Command.
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Palin, Michael (1997). . BBC Books. Full Circle ISBN . 0-563-37121-8 . A travelogue of a complete journey around the Pacific Rim accompanying the 1997 TV series . Full Circle with Michael Palin Rogers, Theodore S., and Robert L. Snakenber. "Language Studies in the Schools: A Pacific Prospect." EDUCATIONAL PERSPECTIVES 21 (1982): 12-15.
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Phillips, Douglas A. and Steven C. Levi. The Pacific Rim Region: Emerging Giant. Hillside, NJ: Enslow Publishers, 1988. ISBN 0-89490-191-5