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Japan
Population 127,360,000
Budget$ 47,482,700,000
Manpower 240000
Aircrafts 1449
Fighters 217
Helicopters 554
Attack helicopters 119
Fleet 115
Aircraftcarriers 0
Submarines 21
Nuclear weapons 0

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The Japanese military history spans a long time period of more than three millennia, from the Jomon (c.1000 BC) to the present. Following a long period in clan warfare that ended in the 12th century, came feudal wars which culminated into the Shogunate military government. Japanese history records that Japan was ruled by a military class and the Shogun for 676 years, from 1192 to 1868. The Shogun and the Samurai warriors were close to the top of the Japanese social hierarchy - only the aristocratic noblests outrank them nominally. From 1641 to 1853, Japan was effectively isolated from foreign influences by the sakoku policy. After the 1853 arrival of Admiral Perry and the 1868 elevation of Emperor Meiji, feudal militarism became imperialism. Japan's outlook was impacted by the imperialist policies of the West colonial powers. Japan is prohibited from using offensive war against other countries by the 1947 Japanese Constitution. In 1954, the Japan Self-Defense Forces was established.



From 1951, the U.S.-Japan Alliance requires that the United States of America protect Japan and perform offensive duties. The Constitution was amended in 2015 to allow for collective self-defense of Japan's allies. The Japan Self-Defense Forces, (JSDF), were established in 1954 and include the Japan Ground Self-Defense Forces JGSDF, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force JMSDF and Japan Air Self-Defense Force JASDF. Commander-in-chief for the Japan Self-Defense Forces is the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister is the commander-in-chief of the Japan Self-Defense Forces. The Chief of Staff, Joint Staff is the chief of the Joint Staff. He heads the Joint Staff (Tong He Mu Jian Bu, Togo Bakuryokanbu). The highest-ranking Japanese military officer, the Chief of Staff, Joint Staff is responsible for executing orders from the Minister of Defense and following directions from him. Japan was the fourth-most powerful military country in the world as of 2015.

Source: Wikipedia