Western countries are the first ones to get to Asia. And Spain under the leadership of Ferdinand Mgellan, accidentally found a place in Visayas area. Then started quarrels and wars. Then our native filipinos were ruled by europeans. And next and next by next, te opening of Japan's shipping lines. (i dunno what's the term but they opened they call it "daungan") And so more countries recognized asia further and a european came and visited the china and served there. I forgot ewho's the author i think it's "paglalakbay ni marco polo" then he wrote an article er book about itand yeah. Europeans got interested in Asia. And same with the other ountries. Opened the field of bussiness with neighboring, even in europeans.