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Military power of Japan and Taiwan

Country: Japan Taiwan
Capital: Tokyo Taipei
Population: 126 880 000 23 519 518
Area: 377 944 km2 36 193 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 0 warheads
More: Japan military forces description Taiwan military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 46,1 billion $ 10,5 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1% 2,5%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 247 150 290 000
Reserve personnel: 56 100 2 800 000
Available for military: 27 301 443 5 883 828

Land Forces

Tanks: 686 1 280×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 905 2 050
Total artillery: 1 179 1 785
Self-propelled artillery: 226 510
Rocket artillery: 99 115

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 654 787
Fighter aircraft: 154 125
Multirole aircraf: 134 190
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 719 250

Navy

Total naval: 129 67
Aircraftcarriers: 4 0
Destroyers: 38 4
Frigates: 0 20
Corvettes: 6 0
Submarines: 17 4

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.

Taiwan

Males 18-36 years of age may volunteer for military service or must complete 4 months of compulsory military training (or substitute civil service in some cases); women may enlist; women in Air Force service are restricted to noncombat roles; for men born before December 1993, compulsory service (military or civil) is 1 year; for 8 years after discharge, men are subject to training recall four times for periods not to exceed 20 days.