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%
26
flagSingapore
5%
84%
5%
5%
19
flagGreece
4%
82%
4%
8%
23
flagJapan
5%
75%
15%
5%
20
flagRussia
5%
71%
19%
3%
142
flagCanada
18%
66%
14%
0%
27
flagRepublic of Ireland
15%
65%
15%
3%
26
flagVietnam
5%
64%
23%
5%
17
flagAustralia
14%
58%
18%
9%
55
flagBelarus
11%
58%
29%
0%
17
flagthe United States
24%
56%
14%
4%
249
flagAustria
12%
56%
21%
9%
32
flagSwitzerland
8%
56%
26%
8%
23
flagthe United Kingdom
19%
51%
23%
5%
133
flagUkraine
26%
49%
16%
5%
102
flagFrance
11%
47%
17%
23%
17
flagPoland
22%
46%
24%
6%
13293
flagGermany
22%
45%
27%
3%
258
flagIndia
31%
39%
25%
4%
74
flagthe Philippines
29%
38%
29%
2%
34