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Japanese Armed forces

Japan
Population
Military budget
Active personnel
Nuclear weapons
126 880 000
46,1 billion $
247 150
0 warheads
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Basic informations

Capital: Tokyo
Area: 377 944 km2
Population: 126 880 000
Etnic groups: Japanese 98.5%, Koreans 0.5%, Chinese 0.4%, other 0.6%
Religions: Shintoism 79.2%, Buddhism 66.8%, Christianity 1.5%, other 7.1%

Military branches

(Japan Self-Defense Forces - 自衛隊) Ground Self-Defense Force (Rikujou Jieitai, GSDF), Maritime Self-Defense Force (Kaijou Jieitai, MSDF), Air Self-Defense Force (Koukuu Jieitai, ASDF).

Military service

18 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription; mandatory retirement at age 53 for senior enlisted personnel and at 62 years for senior service officers.

Military expenditures

Military budget
46,1 billion $

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Percent of GDP
1

% of the highest value in the world (North Korea)

Manpower

Active personnel
247 150

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Reserve
56 100

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Available
27 301 443

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Land Forces

Tanks
686

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

AFV
2 905

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Artillery
1 179

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

Self-propelled guns
226

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

Rocket artillery
99

% of the highest value in the world (North Korea)

Armoured fighting vehicles includes infantry fighting vehicles, tank destroyers, armoured personnel carriers, mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles(MRAP), amphibious and reconnaissance vehicles.
Total artillery includes towed, self-propelled gun(SPG) and rocket artillery.

Tanks

TypeNameNumber
-Type 74280

AFVs

TypeNameNumber
-Type 82231
-Type 87111
-Komatsu LAV1673
-Type 73338
-Type 96365

Self-propelled artillery

TypeNameNumber
-M11091

Rocket artillery

TypeNameNumber

Air Forces

Total aircraft
1 654

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Fighters
154

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Multirole
134

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Attack
0

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

Helicopters
719

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Total aircraft - number of all military aircraft and helicopters in country. Includes training and cargo aircraft. Does not include drones.
Attack includes ground-attack and strategic bomber aircraft.

Fighter aircraft

TypeNameNumber

Multirole aircraft

TypeNameNumber
-Mitsubishi F-263

Attack and bomber aircraft

TypeNameNumber
--

Helicopters

TypeNameNumber
-Kawasaki OH-138
-OH-6D106
-Mitsubishi SH-60114
-AgustaWestland AW1017

Navy

Total naval
129

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Aircraftcarriers
4

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Destroyers
38

% of the highest value in the world (USA)

Frigates
0

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Corvettes
6

% of the highest value in the world (Russia)

Submarines
17

% of the highest value in the world (China)

Total naval - number of all military ships in country. Includes auxiliaries.
Aircraft carriers includes helicopter carriers. Destroyers includes Battlecruisers and Cruisers.

Aircraftcarriers

TypeNameNumber
-Hyūga-class2

Destroyers

TypeNameNumber
-Asagiri-class8
-Hatsuyuki-class3
-Takanami-class5
-Akizuki-class4
-Hatakaze-class2
-Kongō-class4

Frigates

TypeNameNumber
--

Corvettes

TypeNameNumber
-Abukuma-class6

Submarines

TypeNameNumber
-Sōryū-class7
-Oyashio-class10