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
4%
91%
4%
0%
24
flagKazakhstan
5%
88%
5%
0%
17
flagSingapore
0%
87%
6%
6%
16
flagGreece
4%
85%
4%
4%
21
flagJapan
5%
72%
16%
5%
18
flagRussia
6%
69%
19%
3%
132
flagRepublic of Ireland
15%
63%
15%
5%
19
flagCanada
20%
60%
20%
0%
20
flagAustralia
13%
56%
19%
9%
51
flagSwitzerland
0%
56%
31%
12%
16
flagthe United States
24%
55%
15%
4%
220
flagAustria
18%
54%
22%
4%
22
flagBelarus
13%
53%
33%
0%
15
flagFrance
13%
53%
20%
13%
15
flagthe United Kingdom
18%
51%
24%
5%
118
flagGermany
22%
48%
23%
4%
189
flagUkraine
25%
48%
16%
7%
81
flagPoland
22%
45%
24%
6%
12657
flagIndia
29%
38%
29%
3%
65
flagthe Philippines
30%
36%
30%
3%
33