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Military power of Japan & Germany

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Japan vs Germany

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Country: Japan (JP) Germany (DE)
Capital: Tokyo Berlin
Population: 125,360,000 83,166,711
Area: 377,944 km2 357,168 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 50.3 billion $ 57 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1% 1.4%

Military budget

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 247,150 183,907
Reserve personnel: 56,100 30,050
Available for military: 27,301,443 18,529,299

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 1,004 328
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3,072 3,874
Total artillery: 623 401
Self-propelled artillery: 214 121
Rocket artillery: 99 38

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 1,444 662
Fighter aircraft: 155 141
Multirole aircraf: 79 90
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 698 347
UCAV (combat drone): 0 0

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Navy

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Total naval: 140 65
Aircraftcarriers: 4 0
Destroyers: 36 0
Frigates: 2 12
Corvettes: 6 5
Submarines: 22 6

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Nuclear weapons

Japan

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Germany

Germany participates in the NATO nuclear weapons sharing arrangements and trains for delivering United States nuclear warheads.

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.