Japan is an Asian country which is in the Asia Pacific region and a neighbor of P.R. China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia. The word Japan refers to “sun origin”, therefore, this country is known as "Land of the Rising Sun.
Geographically, the whole country consists of four major islands, they are, Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku. Altogether, the country is having 6,852 islands. The country is having a chain of islands (archipelago) with numerous composite volcanos. Politically, Japan is part of the UN along with other global alliances such as G7, G8, and the G20.
After huge suffering from atomic bombing during World War II, Japan excelled in all arenas of research and development. According to world nominal GDP computation, Japan is having third-largest economy and fourth in the world as per power purchasing parity.Technological advances enabled Japan to lead the world. The country is pioneer in advanced research in electronics, machinery, biomedical devices, computer science, mathematics, robotics and medical sciences.
Math research in Japan has been historically quite good since WWII, particularly in algebra and algebraic geometry. Japan has produced 3 Fields medalists (Kodaira, Hironaka, Mori) and many other luminaries (Nagata, Shimura, Taniyama, Sato, Fukaya, etc).Japanese math remains strong. Currently there are two active and very much first-rate math research institutes in Japan: Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe and Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences.
After all, mathematics was regarded not as a deductive study, but as an inductive one. Japan Math is an integrated method that is both teacher tested, Common Core aligned, and theory based. Japan Math is taking the Math World by storm. The Soroban, an essential element of Japan Math, is a revision of the Chinese Abacus and allows advanced computation with unparalleled accuracy. Students of the Soroban have an academic edge in daily and competitive math tasks Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences (RIMS) was founded at Kyoto University in April 1963 with the aim of promoting research in the mathematical sciences throughout Japan. The Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences (RIMS) is renowned throughout the world as a major infrastructure for mathematical research. Founded in 1963 as a global research facility in mathematics for Japan, it was given the mission of enhancing research in the mathematical sciences and of giving it more international visibility. Since then it has developed as a major player on the world mathematical scene.Since its foundation in 1963, RIMS has played an outstanding role in Mathematical research and is internationally recognised as one of the leading research centres in mathematics and the mathematical sciences. Many of the RIMS members are outstanding researchers, and the recipients of numerous prestigious prizes and honors. The list includes two Fields medals, two Wolf 5 prizes and the first Gauss medal. In this respect, RIMS is head and shoulders above any other mathematical institutions in Japan and is comparable with the best Mathematics departments worldwide.