The Japanese spiny lobster (イセエビ（伊勢蝦／伊勢海老）, ise-ebi), Panulirus japonicus, is a member of the Panulirus genus of spiny lobsters. It grows up to 30 centimetres (12 in) long and lives in the Pacific Ocean around Japan, China, and Korea. P. japonicus is the subject of commercial lobster fishery in Japan. It is a popular item in high-class Japanese cuisine. Serving and preparation methods include sashimi, as a steak, frying, and roasting alive (残酷焼, zankoku-yaki).