Japones chilies get their name from the Spanish word for Japanese, also known as Hontaka, Santaka or Oriental style chile peppers. Thick Fleshed Dried Japones Chiles are native to Mexico and widely used in Latin American and Caribbean cuisine. They are extremely popular in Japan and China as well and frequently found in spicier Asian and Oriental dishes. Japones are a key ingredient in Hunan, Sichuan (Szechuan) cuisine.
On the heat scale, Japones chilies is 5-6.out of 1-10 heat scale and15,000 to 35,000. Scoville heat units