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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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The Nordic Defence Cooperation (Nordefco) is a collaboration among the Nordic countries in the area of defense. Its five members are Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. The organization was established on November 4, 2009 in Helsinki. The leadership of the organization is rotational.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 50.3 billion $ 20.2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1% 0%

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: 247,150 76,500
Reserve personnel: 56,100 980,500
Available for military: 27,301,443 4,299,331

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

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Tanks: 1,004 412
Armoured fighting vehicles: 3,072 4,644
Total artillery: 623 1,133
Self-propelled artillery: 214 180
Rocket artillery: 99 71

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: 1,444 469
Fighter aircraft: 155 0
Multirole aircraft: 79 174
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 698 118
UCAV (combat drone): 0 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: 140 397
Aircraftcarriers: 4 0
Destroyers: 36 0
Frigates: 2 4
Corvettes: 6 15
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.

Nordic Defence Cooperation

Data not available

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.

Nordic Defence Cooperation

Data not available