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Military power of Japan and USA

Country: Japan USA
Capital: Tokyo Washington
Population: 126 880 000 324 527 000
Area: 377 944 km2 9 857 306 km2
Nuclear weapons: 0 warheads 7 200 warheads
More: Japan military forces description USA military forces description

Military expenditures

Military budget: 46,1 billion $ 554,2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1% 3,8%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 247 150 1 301 300
Reserve personnel: 56 100 811 000
Available for military: 27 301 443 73 270 043

Land Forces

Tanks: 686 8 848×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 905 46 000
Total artillery: 1 179 3 269
Self-propelled artillery: 226 950
Rocket artillery: 99 1 197

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 1 654 12 100
Fighter aircraft: 154 388
Multirole aircraf: 134 2 062
Attack aircraft: 0 470
Helicopters: 719 5 000

Navy

Total naval: 129 436
Aircraftcarriers: 4 20
Destroyers: 38 85
Frigates: 0 0
Corvettes: 6 0
Submarines: 17 70

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.

USA

18 years of age (17 years of age with parental consent) for male and female voluntary service; no conscription; maximum enlistment age 42 (Army), 27 (Air Force), 34 (Navy), 28 (Marines); service obligation 8 years, including 2-5 years active duty (Army), 2 years active (Navy), 4 years active (Air Force, Marines); DoD is eliminating prohibitions restricting women from assignments in units smaller than brigades or near combat units.