Marine Corps Air Station, Iwakuni, Japan. (August 23, 2022): At the end of World War II, the defeated Japanese nation adopted a “pacifist” constitution forbidding the raising of large armies so that future generations would not succumb to the militarism that had destroyed their country. Ever since, there has been a strong public sentiment in Japan against any military expenditures above what is absolutely necessary for home defense. Founded in 1954, the Japanese Self Defense Force even refuses to call its troops “military” due to such sensitivities.
What is surprising, therefore, is that the Japanese Defense Force is currently ranked fifth globally in overall military power after the United States, China, Russia, and India. Japan has a defense budget ranked sixth in the world according to Global Firepower.com, a site that publishes yearly military assessments of some 142 nations. Today, Japan is probably the world’s most underestimated military power whose forces, in several categories, rival that of Britain and France. In recent years, Japan has acquired the best equipment and weapons it can buy, and its military buildup seems far from abating.
As a result, the Japanese Defense Force has grown to be a major player in joint exercises with U.S., Australia, Canada, Britain and France and other European and Southeast Asian nations.
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