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Military power of Taiwan & Japan

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Taiwan vs Japan

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Country: Taiwan (TW) Japan (JP)
Capital: Taipei Tokyo
Population: 23,568,378 125,360,000
Area: 36,193 km2 377,944 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 13 billion $ 50.3 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2.3% 1%

Military budget

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 290,000 247,150
Reserve personnel: 2,800,000 56,100
Available for military: 5,883,828 27,301,443

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 1,160 1,004
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1,714 3,072
Total artillery: 1,944 623
Self-propelled artillery: 440 214
Rocket artillery: 126 99

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 814 1,444
Fighter aircraft: 129 155
Multirole aircraf: 189 79
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 237 698
UCAV (combat drone): 0 0

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Navy

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Total naval: 96 140
Aircraftcarriers: 0 4
Destroyers: 4 36
Frigates: 22 2
Corvettes: 1 6
Submarines: 4 22

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Nuclear weapons

Taiwan

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Japan

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Taiwan

Males 18-36 years of age may volunteer for military service or must complete 4 months of compulsory military training (or substitute civil service in some cases); women may enlist; women in Air Force service are restricted to noncombat roles; for men born before December 1993, compulsory service (military or civil) is 1 year; for 8 years after discharge, men are subject to training recall four times for periods not to exceed 20 days.

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.