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Military power of France and Japan

Country: France Japan
Capital: Paris Tokyo
Population: 67 013 000 126 880 000
Area: 640 679 km2 377 944 km2
Nuclear weapons: 300 warheads 0 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 55,7 billion $ 46,1 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,3% 1%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 215 019 247 150
Reserve personnel: 27 680 56 100
Available for military: 14 563 662 27 301 443

Land Forces

Tanks: 406 686×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 6 352 2 905
Total artillery: 448 1 179
Self-propelled artillery: 330 226
Rocket artillery: 13 99

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 036 1 654
Fighter aircraft: 35 154
Multirole aircraf: 150 134
Attack aircraft: 84 0
Helicopters: 480 719

Navy

Total naval: 110 129
Aircraftcarriers: 4 4
Destroyers: 11 38
Frigates: 11 0
Corvettes: 0 6
Submarines: 10 17

Military service

France

18-25 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; no conscription; 1-year service obligation; women serve in noncombat post.

Japan

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.