Which number is considered unlucky in East Asia?

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Words "four" and "Death" have very similar pronunciation in Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean and Japanese. In East Asia many buildings do not have a 4th floor. Some high-rise residential buildings omit all floor numbers with "4", e.g., 4, 14, 24, 34 and all 40–49 floors.
Sumit Tamang
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flagSouth Korea
3%
88%
7%
0%
27
flagKazakhstan
5%
88%
5%
0%
18
flagGreece
4%
82%
4%
8%
23
flagSingapore
9%
81%
4%
4%
22
flagJapan
5%
75%
15%
5%
20
flagRussia
6%
71%
17%
3%
159
flagCanada
16%
67%
16%
0%
31
flagRepublic of Ireland
17%
65%
13%
3%
29
flagVietnam
11%
61%
22%
5%
18
flagAustralia
15%
60%
16%
8%
60
flagthe United States
24%
56%
14%
4%
269
flagBelarus
11%
55%
33%
0%
18
flagthe United Kingdom
20%
49%
23%
5%
151
flagUkraine
25%
49%
17%
6%
110
flagPoland
22%
46%
24%
6%
13768
flagAustria
9%
46%
32%
9%
52
flagSwitzerland
14%
44%
26%
8%
34
flagGermany
25%
41%
28%
4%
368
flagIndia
34%
40%
21%
3%
87
flagthe Philippines
30%
38%
27%
2%
36