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Military power of North Korea and Japan

Country: North Korea Japan
Capital: Pyongyang Tokyo
Population: 24 895 000 126 880 000
Area: 120 540 km2 377 944 km2
Nuclear weapons: <10 warheads 0 warheads
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Military expenditures

Military budget: 15 billion $ 46,1 billion $
Percent of GDP: 20,8% 1%
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Manpower

Active personnel: 1 190 000 247 150
Reserve personnel: 600 000 56 100
Available for military: 6 515 279 27 301 443

Land Forces

Tanks: 6 000 686×See current equipment
Armoured fighting vehicles: 4 000 2 905
Total artillery: 13 000 1 179
Self-propelled artillery: 4 500 226
Rocket artillery: 5 000 99

Air Forces

Total aircraft: 906 1 654
Fighter aircraft: 349 154
Multirole aircraf: 35 134
Attack aircraft: 154 0
Helicopters: 202 719

Navy

Total naval: 525 129
Aircraftcarriers: 0 4
Destroyers: 0 38
Frigates: 6 0
Corvettes: 6 6
Submarines: 75 17

Military service

North Korea

18 is presumed to be the legal minimum age for compulsory military service; 16-17 is the presumed legal minimum age for voluntary 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.