Japan is an island country which is located in the Pacific Ocean and this is divided into 47 prefectures in eight regions. The word Japan denotes that “Sun starting point”. Therefore, it is also called as “Land of the rising sun” .This is one of the largest countries in the world, with a population of 126 million.
Japan's territory is 377,923.1 km2 (145,916.9 sq. mi), of which 374,834 km2 (144,724 sq mi) is land and 3,091 km2 (1,193 sq. mi) water. It consists of 4 main islands. They are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku and also it combines 6852 islands with Nansei Islands, the Nanpo Islands and islets. The country is having some natural resources such as coal, oil, iron, and minerals.
Japan is the 3rd largest in the world by nominal GDP and the fourth-largest through purchasing power parity (PPP) and is the sector's 2nd largest evolved economy. Japan is estimated to have a GDP per capita of around $38,490.
Japan country is having 23 Nobel laureates in the fields of Physics, Chemistry, Physiology, Medicine and Literature. Out of these 23, 11 have been physicists, seven chemists, two for literature, 3 for physiology and medicine. In japan, mainly aquaculture research is going on the following research institutes. They are National Research Institute of Aquaculture, Japan Sea National Fisheries Research Institute, Laboratory of Aquaculture & Artemia Reference Center. The country is maintaining different aquaculture journals which are having good reputation and good number of articles. There are many lists of aquaculture journals which emphasize in the field of aquaculture and having a regular frequency in articles publishing. In Scimago, japan aquaculture journals list is placed in 105th rank and the aquaculture journals in japan are indexed in PubMed, SCI and Scopus due to which they are publishing around 500-600 articles per year. The list of aquaculture journals in japan focuses in the field of Aquatic ecology, environmental biology, restocking studies, etc.