Japan Sel-Defence Forces
|Japan Sel-Defence Forces|
|Foondit||Julie 1, 1954|
|Service branches||Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF)|
|Commander-in-Chief||Prime Meenister Shinzō Abe|
|Meenister o Defence||Itsunori Onodera|
|Chief of Staff, Joint Staff||Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano|
27,301,443 males, age 16–49, |
26,307,003 females, age 16–49
22,390,432 males, age 16–49, |
21,540,322 females, age 16–49
623,365 males, |
|Active personnel||247,150 personnel (2018)|
|Reserve personnel||56,100 personnel (2015)|
|Budget||$46.1 billion (2016)|
|Percent o GDP||1%|
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries|
Kawasaki Heavy Industries
Japan Steel Works
Oki Electric Industry
Sumitomo Heavy Industries
|Ranks||Military ranks and insignia of Japan|
The Japan Sel-Defence Forces (自衛隊 Jieitai), or JSDF, occasionally referred tae as Japan Defense Forces (JDF), Self-Defense Forces (SDF), or Japanese Airmed Forces,, are the unified meelitary forces of Japan that war established in 1954, an are controlled bi the Meenistry o Defence. In recent years thay haeve been engaged in international peacekeeping operations includin UN peacekeeping. Recent tensions, pairteecularly wi North Korea, hae reignited the debate ower the status of the JSDF and its relation tae Japanese society. New military guidelines, annoonced in December 2010, will direct the JSDF away frae its Cold War focus on the umwhile Soviet Union tae a focus on Cheenae, especially regarding the territorial dispute ower the Senkaku Islands, while increasin cooperation wi the Unitit States, Canadae, Taiwan, Sooth Korea, Australie, Pakistan and Indie.
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|Wikimedia Commons haes media relatit tae Japan Sel-Defence Forces.|
- Meenistry of Defense
- Asagumo News (in Japanese)
- Library of Congress Country Studies--Japan
- Yokosuka Naval Base Community Website
- PBS documentary on Japan Self-Defense Forces
- Japan entry at The World Factbook