The Jakota Triangle consists of Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. The characteristics of this region are high population density, high urbanization levels, size and growth of their manufacturing sectors, large scale imports of raw materials, growth in the export of manufactured goods and state-of-the-art research to develop leading manufacturing technologies.
Conceptualized by Dr Harm de Blij, the capital cities, namely Tokyo, Seoul and Taipei, form the three sides of the triangle. A common feature among this region is the unevenness of population distribution. Each member country has sparse interiors and high concentrations across river plains, valleys and cities. Transformed by rapid economic growth in the second half of the 20th century, the three countries have companies that employ highly skilled workers at low costs. The challenges of this region are regional disparities and geopolitical problems.