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, robotics and medical sciences.
In Physics, Medicine and Chemistry, this island nation produced 24 Nobel laureates. Since the establishment in 1959, The Japanese Society of Nephrology (JSN) has been making continuous efforts to be an academic society devoted to social health by cooperation among pioneers, seniors and members of the society. Numerous nephrology journals are published from Japan with good reputation.
In Japan, more than 300,000 patients are treated with maintenance dialysis, and the number is still increasing as per list of nephrology journals. CKD has been recently recognized as a nation-wide disorder, affecting as many as one-eighth of the adult population. Among these CKD patients, 5,800,000 subjects (one-twentieth of adults), are at a risk to develop end-stage renal disease. Japan is now rushing into a super-aged society. It is easily supposed that the number of CKD patients will grow even larger than ever and their health problems will become more complex as they age. Therefore, taking countermeasure against future pandemic of CKD is the most important task for JSN. The data is published and supported by japan nephrology journals list.