The defence budget continued to grow in real terms in the early 1990s to ¥4.38 trillion in 1991 and ¥4.55 trillion in 1992 but remained less than 1% of GNP. Thereafter, the government ceased to offer buildup plans that alarmed the public by their seemingly open-ended nature and switched to reliance on single fiscal year formulas that offered explicit, attainable goals. Download historical data for 20 million indicators using your browser. The FY 1990 defence budget, at 0.997% of the forecast GNP, dipped below the 1% level for the first time since it was reached in 1987. Please check your download folder. The 6.1% defence increase was accompanied by an even larger (8.2%) increase in Official Development Assistance funding. If you use our chart images on your site or blog, we ask that you provide attribution via a link back to this page. We have provided a few examples below that you can copy and paste to your site: Your data export is now complete. The military budget of Japan is the portion of the overall budget of Japan that is allocated for the funding of the Japanese Self-Defence Forces. In FY 1989, the ¥3.9 trillion defence budget accounted for 6.49% of the total budget, or 1.006% of GNP. Please check your download folder. Economic difficulties following the 1973 oil crisis, however, caused major problems in achieving the Fourth Defence Buildup Plan (1972–76), and forced funding to be cut, raising questions about the basic concepts underlying defence policies. Military Expenditure in Japan decreased to 45362 USD Million in 2018 from 45387 USD Million in 2017. Japanese Shares Extend Gains to Near 29-Year Highs, Japan Total Cash Earnings Decline for Sixth Month, Japan Housing Starts Drop More than Expected, Japan Consumer Morale Improves in October, China Imports Rise Less than Forecast in October, Dollar Posts Biggest Weekly Loss in 8 Months, US Stocks Little Changed, Book Best Week Since April, US Consumer Credit Growth Beats Expectations. Japan’s defense-related expenditures in fiscal 2018, including costs related to realignment of US military bases, totaled ¥5.2 trillion, marking an all-time high. Under the plan, Japan's 2018 defense budget rose 1.3 percent from the current year. Although some ¥34.6 billion was authorized over several years for joint Japan-United States research and development of the experimental FSX fighter aircraft, disputes over this project were believed to have convinced the Defence Agency to strengthen the capability of the domestic arms industry and increase its share of SDF contracts. The Trading Economics Application Programming Interface (API) provides direct access to our data. In 1987 Japan ranked sixth in the world in total defence expenditures behind the Soviet Union, the United States, France, the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany), and Britain. The Ministry of Defence budget proposal released Friday calls for spending to increase 1.2 percent to a record 5.32 trillion yen ($50.48 billion) in the year starting April 1. In addition to the Defence Agency itself, the defence budget supported the Defence Facilities Administration Agency and the Security Council.  This slight decline came despite attempts by the governing LDP to enhance the status of national defence by upgrading the Defence Agency to the Ministry of Defence, effective January 9, 2007.. For FY 1986 through FY 1990, defence's share of the general budget was around 6.5%, compared with approximately 28% for the United States. According to the Ministry of Defence of Japan, the 2008 defence budget was ¥4.74 trillion, down by 0.8% from the ¥4.78 trillion recorded in 2007. In 1976 the government recognized that substantial increases in spending, personnel, and bases would be virtually impossible. The contribution slated for FY 1990 was increased to US$2.8 billion—nearly 10% of the total defence budget—and by the end of FY 1990 the Japanese government expected to assume all expenses for utilities and building maintenance costs for United States troops stationed in Japan. Ever since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came back to power in 2012, Japan’s annual defense expenditure has been on the increase. But in FY 1989, the Japanese government contributed US$2.4 billion—roughly 40%—of the total cost. Japan military spending/defense budget for 2018 was $46.62B, a 2.71% increase from 2017. Defence spending increased slightly during the late 1970s, and in the 1980s only the defence and Official Development Assistance budgets were allowed to increase in real terms. Under the first three plans (for 1958-60, 1962–66, and 1967–71), funding priorities were set to establish the ability to counter limited aggression. Direct access to our calendar releases and historical data. The military budget of Japan is the portion of the overall budget of Japan that is allocated for the funding of the Japanese Self-Defence Forces. Such expenditures include military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions of military personnel and social services for personnel; operation and maintenance; procurement; military research and development; and military aid (in the military expenditures of the donor country). For the MSDF, the focus was on upgrading antisubmarine capabilities, with the purchase of new destroyer escorts equipped with the Aegis system and SH-60J antisubmarine helicopters, and on improving antimine warfare and air defence systems.  On 31 August 2015, the Defense Ministry requested a military budget of 5.1 trillion yen for the 2016 financial year, a rise of 2.2% on the 2015 budget. In 1985 the Defence Agency developed the Mid-Term Defence Estimate objectives for FY 1986 through FY 1990, to improve SDF front-line equipment and upgrade logistic support systems. If you use our datasets on your site or blog, we ask that you provide attribution via a link back to this page. Government Budget in Japan averaged -2.89 percent of GDP from 1960 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 2.58 percent of GDP in 1961 and a record low of -8.30 percent of GDP in 2011. Japanese officials resist United States pressure to agree formally that Japan will support more of the cost of maintaining United States troops, claiming that such a move will require revision of agreements between the two nations.