The Japanese abacus is attracting the attention of more and more people around the world, particularly in the Indian sub-continent. Here, I am teaching abacus to Indian and Japanese students in Japan. One question many people people ask me in Dubai is what is the difference between the Indian abacus and the Japanese abacus. Many people don’t know it, but the modern abacus that is most widely used all over the world does not come from India or Malaysia! It was invented in China and modified to its modern form in Japan. That is why it is called the Japanese abacus.