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Military power of Japan and Germany

Country: Japan Germany
Capital: Tokyo Berlin
Population: 126 880 000 82 175 700
Area: 377 944 km2 357 168 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: Japan military forces description Germany military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 46,1 billion $ 41,1 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1% 1,2%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 247 150 178 334
Reserve personnel: 56 100 40 000
Available for military: 27 301 443 18 529 299

Land Forces

Tanks: 686 328×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 905 3 357
Total artillery: 1 179 441
Self-propelled artillery: 226 149
Rocket artillery: 99 50

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 654 776
Fighter aircraft: 154 125
Multirole aircraf: 134 93
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 719 380

Navy

Total naval: 129 64
Aircraftcarriers: 4 0
Destroyers: 38 0
Frigates: 0 10
Corvettes: 6 5
Submarines: 17 6

Military service

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.

Germany

17-23 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; conscription ended 1 July 2011; service obligation 8-23 months or 12 years; women have been eligible for voluntary service in all military branches and positions since 2001.