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The China-DPRK Treaty on Friendship is a treaty signed on 11 July 1961 between North Korea and China. The treaty obligates China militarily to defend North Korea and vice versa.North Korea enjoys a close relationship with China which is often called North Korea's closest ally. The relations were strained in the last few years because of China's concerns about North Korea's nuclear program. Both countries have nuclear weapons.

Japan is a country located in Eastern Asia with an area of 377,944 km2 (land boundries: 0 km and costline 29,751 km). The capital of Japan is Tokyo. The number of inhabitants is 125,360,000.

The current Self Defense Force was founded in 1954. Japan has Major Non-NATO Ally (MNNA) status with the USA. Approximately 55,000 US troops and other military assets, including aircraft and naval ships, were stationed in Japan and had exclusive use of more than 80 bases and facilities. In exchange for their use, the US guarantees Japan’s security. The JSDF is equipped with a mix of imported and domestically-produced equipment. The majority of its weapons imports are from the US and some domestically-produced weapons are US-origin and manufactured under license.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 253.3 billion $ 50.3 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0% 1%

Military budget

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Highest value in the world: 738 billion $ (USA)
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Manpower

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Active personnel: 3,465,000 247,150
Reserve personnel: 8,600,000 56,100
Available for military: 392,336,380 27,301,443

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Highest value in the world: 2,185,000 (China)
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Land Forces

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Tanks: 11,750 1,004
Armoured fighting vehicles: 18,130 3,072
Total artillery: 20,094 623
Self-propelled artillery: 7,220 214
Rocket artillery: 8,140 99

Tanks

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Highest value in the world: 12,270 (Russia)
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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 5,536 1,444
Fighter aircraft: 1,398 155
Multirole aircraf: 1,165 79
Attack aircraft: 274 0
Helicopters: 1,557 698
UCAV (combat drone): 151 0

Total aircraft

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Highest value in the world: 12,930 (USA)
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Navy

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Total naval: 1,267 140
Aircraftcarriers: 4 4
Destroyers: 38 36
Frigates: 60 2
Corvettes: 79 6
Submarines: 149 22

Total naval

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Highest value in the world: 742 (China)
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Nuclear weapons

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Data not available

Japan

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

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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.