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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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Greece is a country located in Southern Europe with an area of 131,990 km2 (land boundries: 1,110 km and costline 13,676 km). The capital of Greece is Athens. The number of inhabitants is 10,718,565.

Greece joined NATO in 1952. The inventory of the Hellenic Armed Forces consists mostly of a mix of imported weapons from Europe and the USA. Germany is the leading supplier of weapons systems. Greece entered into a security agreement with France in 2021 that included the sale of frigates and fighter aircraft to augment its aging weapons systems. Greece's defense industry also is capable of producing a range of military hardware

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 51 billion $ 9 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.2% 3.7%

Military budget

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Highest value in the world: 916 billion $ (USA)
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Manpower

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Active personnel: 247,150 107,600
Reserve personnel: 56,100 221,600
Available for military: 27,301,443 2,535,174

Active

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Highest value in the world: 2,035,000 (China)
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Land Forces

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Tanks: 1,004 1,365
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3,072 4,126
Total artillery: 623 1,469
Self-propelled artillery: 214 588
Rocket artillery: 99 152

Tanks

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Highest value in the world: 12,267 (Russia)
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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 1,444 855
Fighter aircraft: 155 35
Multirole aircraft: 79 202
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 698 427
UCAV (combat drone): 0 3

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: 140 236
Aircraftcarriers: 4 0
Destroyers: 36 0
Frigates: 2 13
Corvettes: 6 0
Submarines: 22 11

Total naval

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Highest value in the world: 967 (North Korea)
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Nuclear weapons

Japan

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Greece

Does not have nuclear weapons.

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.

Greece

19-45 years of age for compulsory military service; during wartime the law allows for recruitment beginning January of the year of inductee's 18th birthday, thus including 17 year olds; 18 years of age for volunteers; conscript service obligation is 1 year for the Army and 9 months for the Air Force and Navy; women are eligible for voluntary military service.