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Posted in: Japan's Defense Ministry requests record ¥5.32 trillion budget See in context

Let's look at the figures of all the other major countries in terms of their military spending and that as a share of their GDP (%) [2017}; -

United States: Spending $610 billion, 3.1% of GDP

China: $228 billion, 1.9% of GDP

Saudi Arabia: $69.4 billion, 10.3% of GDP

Russia: $66.3 billion, 4.3% of GDP

India: $63.9 billion, 2.5% of GDP

France: $57.8 billion, 2.3% of GDP

Britain: $47.2 billion, 1.8% of GDP

Japan $45.4 billion, 0.9% of GDP

Germany: $44.3 billion, 1.2% of GDP

South Korea: $39.2 billion, 2.6% of GDP

So, what does this tell you?

(Source 1: https://www.sipri.org/media/press-release/2018/global-military-spending-remains-high-17-trillion)

(Source 2: https://www.nippon.com/en/features/h00207/japan-remains-eighth-in-global-military-spending.html)

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