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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: 23 519 518 126 880 000
Area: 36 193 km2 377 944 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 10,5 billion $ 46,1 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2,5% 1%

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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: 1 280 686
Armoured fighting vehicles: 2 050 2 905
Total artillery: 1 785 1 179
Self-propelled artillery: 510 226
Rocket artillery: 115 99

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 787 1 654
Fighter aircraft: 125 154
Multirole aircraf: 190 134
Attack aircraft: 0 0
Helicopters: 250 719

Total aircraft

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Navy

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Total naval: 67 129
Aircraftcarriers: 0 4
Destroyers: 4 38
Frigates: 20 0
Corvettes: 0 6
Submarines: 4 17

Total naval

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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.