The Pacific Rim is a reference to places around the edge of Pacific Ocean. The term Pacific Basin includes the Pacific Rim and the islands within the Pacific Ocean. It roughly overlaps with the geologic Pacific Ring of Fire.
These countries are generally considered to be a part of the Pacific Rim, since they lie along the Pacific Ocean:
Russia, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Southeast Asia, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, andEast Timor
Australia, Palau, Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Nauru, Marshall Islands, Vanuatu, New Zealand, Tuvalu, Fiji, Kiribati, Tonga, Samoa, Niue, and Cook Islands
External territory of Australia, Norfolk Island, French overseas collectivities, New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna, French Polynesia, Realm of New Zealand, Tokelau, British overseas territory, Pitcairn Islands, United States insular areas, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, American Samoa
Canada, United States, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile
Image Caption: Map of the Pacific Rim. Credit: Howard the Duck/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0)