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%
86%
6%
6%
15
flagGreece
5%
85%
5%
5%
20
flagJapan
5%
72%
16%
5%
18
flagRussia
6%
70%
19%
3%
131
flagRepublic of Ireland
11%
64%
17%
5%
17
flagAustralia
10%
60%
18%
10%
48
flagCanada
20%
60%
20%
0%
20
flagSwitzerland
0%
57%
35%
7%
14
flagthe United States
24%
55%
15%
4%
219
flagBelarus
13%
53%
33%
0%
15
flagFrance
13%
53%
20%
13%
15
flagAustria
19%
52%
23%
4%
21
flagthe United Kingdom
18%
50%
25%
5%
107
flagGermany
22%
48%
24%
4%
174
flagUkraine
26%
48%
14%
7%
78
flagPoland
22%
45%
24%
6%
12538
flagIndia
28%
39%
29%
3%
64
flagthe Philippines
32%
35%
29%
3%
31