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Comparison of Japan and China Military Strengths (2021)



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Side-by-side comparison showcasing the relative fighting strengths of Japan and China for the year 2021.



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COUNTRIES
Japan
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PwrIndx: 0.1599*
*PwrIndx score of 0.0000 being optimal.
Ranked 5 of 140
China
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PwrIndx: 0.0854*
*PwrIndx score of 0.0000 being optimal.
Ranked 3 of 140
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MANPOWER
Total Population (Rnk 11)
125,507,472
(Diff: -1,268,508,505)
Total Population (Rnk 1)
1,394,015,977
(Diff: 1,268,508,505)
Available Manpower (Rnk 11)
53,968,213
(Diff: -698,800,415)
Available Manpower (Rnk 1)
752,768,628
(Diff: 698,800,415)
Fit-for-Service (Rnk 10)
43,714,252
(Diff: -573,556,023)
Fit-for-Service (Rnk 1)
617,270,275
(Diff: 573,556,023)
Reaching Mil. Age Annually (Rnk 19)
1,180,285
(Diff: -18,572,364)
Reaching Mil. Age Annually (Rnk 2)
19,752,649
(Diff: 18,572,364)
Active Personnel (Rnk 23)
250,000
(Diff: -1,935,000)
Active Personnel (Rnk 1)
2,185,000
(Diff: 1,935,000)
Reserve Personnel (Rnk 38)
55,000
(Diff: -455,000)
Reserve Personnel (Rnk 11)
510,000
(Diff: 455,000)
Paramilitary Forces (Rnk 44)
14,000
(Diff: -646,000)
Paramilitary Forces (Rnk 8)
660,000
(Diff: 646,000)
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FINANCIALS
Defense Budget (Rnk 6)
$51,700,000,000
(Diff: $-126,500,000,000)
Defense Budget (Rnk 2)
$178,200,000,000
(Diff: $126,500,000,000)
External Debt (Rnk 6)
$3,240,000,000,000
(Diff: $1,642,000,000,000)
External Debt (Rnk 13)
$1,598,000,000,000
(Diff: $-1,642,000,000,000)
Foreign Reserve (Rnk 2)
$1,264,000,000,000
(Diff: $-1,972,000,000,000)
Foreign Reserve (Rnk 1)
$3,236,000,000,000
(Diff: $1,972,000,000,000)
Purchasing Power (Rnk 4)
$5,445,000,000,000
(Diff: $-19,955,000,000,000)
Purchasing Power (Rnk 1)
$25,400,000,000,000
(Diff: $19,955,000,000,000)
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AIRPOWER
Total Aircraft (Rnk 6)
1,480
(Diff: -1,780)
Total Aircraft (Rnk 3)
3,260
(Diff: 1,780)
Fighter Aircraft (Rnk 11)
256
(Diff: -944)
Fighter Aircraft (Rnk 2)
1,200
(Diff: 944)
Dedicated Attack (Rnk 25)
17
(Diff: -354)
Dedicated Attack (Rnk 3)
371
(Diff: 354)
Transports (Rnk 12)
61
(Diff: -203)
Transports (Rnk 3)
264
(Diff: 203)
Trainers (Rnk 4)
427
(Diff: 22)
Trainers (Rnk 5)
405
(Diff: -22)
Special-Mission (Rnk 2)
162
(Diff: 47)
Special-Mission (Rnk 4)
115
(Diff: -47)
Helicopters (Rnk 6)
552
(Diff: -350)
Helicopters (Rnk 3)
902
(Diff: 350)
Attack Helicopters (Rnk 4)
119
(Diff: -208)
Attack Helicopters (Rnk 3)
327
(Diff: 208)
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LAND POWER
Tank Strength (Rnk 23)
1,004
(Diff: -2,201)
Tank Strength (Rnk 8)
3,205
(Diff: 2,201)
Armored Vehicles (Rnk 18)
5,500
(Diff: -29,500)
Armored Vehicles (Rnk 2)
35,000
(Diff: 29,500)
Self-Propelled Artillery (Rnk 26)
214
(Diff: -1,756)
Self-Propelled Artillery (Rnk 3)
1,970
(Diff: 1,756)
Towed Artillery (Rnk 23)
480
(Diff: -754)
Towed Artillery (Rnk 12)
1,234
(Diff: 754)
Mobile Rocket Projectors (Rnk 33)
99
(Diff: -2,151)
Mobile Rocket Projectors (Rnk 3)
2,250
(Diff: 2,151)
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NAVAL POWER
Fleet Strength (Rnk 19)
155
(Diff: -622)
Fleet Strength (Rnk 1)
777
(Diff: 622)
Aircraft Carriers (Rnk 139)
0
(Diff: -2)
Aircraft Carriers (Rnk 2)
2
(Diff: 2)
Helo Carriers (Rnk 2)
4
(Diff: 4)
Helo Carriers (Rnk 139)
0
(Diff: -4)
Submarines (Rnk 7)
20
(Diff: -59)
Submarines (Rnk 1)
79
(Diff: 59)
Destroyers (Rnk 2)
37
(Diff: -13)
Destroyers (Rnk 3)
50
(Diff: 13)
Frigates (Rnk 139)
0
(Diff: -46)
Frigates (Rnk 1)
46
(Diff: 46)
Corvettes (Rnk 11)
6
(Diff: -66)
Corvettes (Rnk 2)
72
(Diff: 66)
Patrol Vessels (Rnk 51)
6
(Diff: -117)
Patrol Vessels (Rnk 7)
123
(Diff: 117)
Mine Warfare (Rnk 4)
21
(Diff: -15)
Mine Warfare (Rnk 2)
36
(Diff: 15)
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LOGISTICS
Airports (Rnk 31)
175
(Diff: -332)
Airports (Rnk 12)
507
(Diff: 332)
Merchant Marine (Rnk 4)
5,017
(Diff: -577)
Merchant Marine (Rnk 3)
5,594
(Diff: 577)
Ports & Terminals (Rnk 1)
44
(Diff: 22)
Ports & Terminals (Rnk 4)
22
(Diff: -22)
Labor Force (Rnk 8)
66,540,000
(Diff: -708,170,000)
Labor Force (Rnk 1)
774,710,000
(Diff: 708,170,000)
Roadways (Rnk 5)
1,210,251km
(Diff: -2,650,549km)
Roadways (Rnk 2)
3,860,800km
(Diff: 2,650,549km)
Roadways (Rnk 11)
27,182km
(Diff: -58,818km)
Roadways (Rnk 3)
86,000km
(Diff: 58,818km)
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RESOURCES (OIL)
Oil Production (Rnk 62)
3,200bbl
(Diff: -3,771,800bbl)
Oil Production (Rnk 7)
3,775,000bbl
(Diff: 3,771,800bbl)
Oil Consumption (Rnk 4)
4,000,000bbl
(Diff: -9,500,000bbl)
Oil Consumption (Rnk 2)
13,500,000bbl
(Diff: 9,500,000bbl)
Proven Reserves (Rnk 70)
44,120,000bbl
(Diff: -25,585,880,000bbl)
Proven Reserves (Rnk 13)
25,630,000,000bbl
(Diff: 25,585,880,000bbl)
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GEOGRAPHY
Square Land Area (Rnk 60)
377,915km
(Diff: -9,219,046km)
Square Land Area (Rnk 4)
9,596,961km
(Diff: 9,219,046km)
Shared Border
NONE: ISLAND
(Diff: -22,457km)
Shared Border (Rnk 1)
22,457km
(Diff: 22,457km)
Coastline (Rnk 5)
29,751km
(Diff: 15,251km)
Coastline (Rnk 10)
14,500km
(Diff: -15,251km)
Waterways (Rnk 47)
1,770km
(Diff: -108,230km)
Waterways (Rnk 1)
110,000km
(Diff: 108,230km)


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