Conference summary: Asia-Pacific region in the world and in astronomy

T. Sakurai1*
1National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Mitaka, Tokyo

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I will discuss how the Asia-Pacific region is represented in the world by using some statistical data which are population, GDP, IAU membership, and Solar Physics authorship. Although the Asia-Pacific region is under-represented in solar physics and astronomy in general, the situation is improving with the economical rise of China and India.

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Keywords : Sun: general – history and philosophy of astronomy – publications, bibliography