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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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Israel is a country located in Middle East with an area of 20,770 km2 (land boundries: 1,068 km and costline 273 km). The capital of Israel is Jerusalem but it is internationally unrecognized. The number of inhabitants is 9,353,610.

Israel has Major Non-NATO Ally (MNNA) status with the US. The majority of the IDF's inventory is comprised of weapons that are domestically-produced or imported from Europe and the United States. Israel has a broad defense industrial base that can develop, produce, support, and sustain a wide variety of weapons systems.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 51 billion $ 24 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.2% 5.2%

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: 247,150 169,500
Reserve personnel: 56,100 465,000
Available for military: 27,301,443 1,797,960

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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 1,650
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3,072 6,135
Total artillery: 623 1,000
Self-propelled artillery: 214 650
Rocket artillery: 99 48

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: 1,444 618
Fighter aircraft: 155 41
Multirole aircraft: 79 230
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 698 128
UCAV (combat drone): 0 15

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 74
Aircraftcarriers: 4 0
Destroyers: 36 0
Frigates: 2 0
Corvettes: 6 7
Submarines: 22 6

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

Japan

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Israel

Although not certain, there is a rumour that Israel was the sixth country in the world that managed to research and develop their own nuclear arsenal. However, they did not confirm that fact. Still, a lot of sources claim that they managed to prepare fully working nuclear warheads in 1966. In spite of such early dates, Israel has not joined the NPT. Up to this day, they do not confirm nor deny the possibility of having nuclear arsenal. As a result of that, Israel is said to apply quite effective, yet affordable deterring policy.

According to many organizations, the estimated numbers of nuclear weapons that Israel possesses varies from 80 up to even 200 ready to be launched nuclear weapons. What is more, there are also rumours that Israel managed to prepare special missiles that can be operational from submarines.

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.

Israel

18 years of age for compulsory (Jews, Druzes) military service; 17 years of age for voluntary (Christians, Muslims, Circassians) military service; both sexes are obligated to military service; conscript service obligation - 36 months for enlisted men, 21 months for enlisted women, 48 months for officers; pilots commit to 9 years service; reserve obligation to age 41-51 (men), 24 (women).