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The East Asian Buddhist tradition (aka. 'eastern Buddhism') is a broad category that refers to the Buddhist traditions of China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. All these traditions follow the Chinese Buddhist canon, and are based in the Mahayana Buddhist philosophy.
East Asian Buddhist traditions generally follow the Dharmaguptaka Vinaya. The major exception is Japan, where monks (now called "priests" in English) received imperial permission to marry during the Meiji Restoration, and thus no longer follow any traditional monastic code.