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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: 126 880 000 82 175 700
Area: 377 944 km2 357 168 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 46,1 billion $ 44,3 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1% 1,2%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 247 150 178 334
Reserve personnel: 56 100 40 000
Available for military: 27 301 443 18 529 299

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 686 328
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 905 3 592
Total artillery: 1 179 440
Self-propelled artillery: 226 148
Rocket artillery: 99 50

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 1 654 785
Fighter aircraft: 154 134
Multirole aircraf: 134 115
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 719 358

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Navy

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Total naval: 129 64
Aircraftcarriers: 4 0
Destroyers: 38 0
Frigates: 0 10
Corvettes: 6 5
Submarines: 17 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.