Breakdown Of Japan Defense Spending
Japan agreed to NOT have a military when the new constitution was written after their loss in WWII. Japan is however permitted to have a self-defense force.
There are three branches to their self-defense support:
1. Air Self-Defense
2. Maritime Self-Defense
3. Ground Self-Defense
In the past five years the defense budget has declined thought the % of general account budget has remained consistent at 5.9%
The Ground Self-Defense Force gets almost 38% of that budget.
The Maritime Self-Defense Force gets 22.6%.
The Air Self-Defense Force gets 23.1%.
The breakdown by department is as follows:
6. Facility expenses – 2.9%
5, R % D – 2.7%
4. Base Relief measure 10.3%
3. Equipment and material purchase – 18.6%
2. Maintenance – 19.0%
1. Personnel and provisions – 44.6%
Of course, Japan’s neighbor often wonder if Japan is doing TOO much in the name of Self-Defense. The US for its part wishes Japan would do more so they (US) wouldn’t have to carry so much of the weight in the area.
What do you think?