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Japan Sel-Defence Forces
Flag of the Japan Self-Defense Forces.svg
Foondit Julie 1, 1954
Service branches

Flag of the Japan Self-Defense Forces.svg Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF)
Naval Ensign of Japan.svg Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF)

Flag of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force.svg Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF)
Heidquarters Tokyo
Commander-in-Chief Prime Meenister Shinzō Abe
Meenister o Defence Itsunori Onodera
Chief of Staff, Joint Staff Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano
Militar age 19
Available for
militar service
27,301,443 males, age 16–49,
26,307,003 females, age 16–49
Fit for
militar service
22,390,432 males, age 16–49,
21,540,322 females, age 16–49
Reachin militar
age annually
623,365 males,
591,253 females
Active personnel 247,150 personnel (2018)[1]
Reserve personnel 56,100 personnel (2015)[1]
Budget $46.1 billion (2016)[2]
Percent o GDP 1%
Domestic suppliers Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Mitsubishi Electric
Kawasaki Heavy Industries
Subaru Corporation
Henderson Group
IHI Corporation
Komatsu Limited
Japan Steel Works
Hitachi Ltd.
Daikin Industries
Oki Electric Industry[3] 
Sumitomo Heavy Industries
Fujikura ParachuteB
NOF CorporationC
Daicel Corporation
Foreign suppliers
Relatit airticles
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,[5], 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.[6] Recent tensions, pairteecularly wi North Korea,[7] hae reignited the debate ower the status of the JSDF and its relation tae Japanese society.[8] 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.[9]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 International Institute for Strategic Studies: The Military Balance 2015, p.257
  2. "TRENDS IN WORLD MILITARY EXPENDITURE, 2016" (PDF). Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Retrieved 9 September 2017. 
  3. "Procurement equipment and services". Equipment Procurement and Construction Office Ministry of Defence. Archived frae the oreeginal on 2011-01-14. 
  4. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived frae the oreeginal (PDF) on 2008-08-13. Retrieved 2008-08-11. 
  5. https://www.prweek.com/article/1324203/japanese-armed-forces-image-makeover
  6. "Japan - Introduction". Globalsecurity.org. Retrieved 2006-03-05. 
  7. "Japan fires on 'intruding' boat". BBC. 2001-12-22. 
  8. Herman, Steve (2006-02-15). "Japan Mulls Constitutional Reform". Tokyo: Voice of America. Archived frae the oreeginal on February 16, 2006. 
  9. Fackler, Martin (December 16, 2010). "Japan Announces Defense Policy to Counter China". The New York Times. Retrieved December 17, 2010. 

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