UNROCA original report

Japan 2020


Major conventional arms (Category I-VII) - Exports

Category(I-VII) Final importer state Number of Items State of origin (if not exporter) Intermediate location(s) (if any) Description of Items Comments on the transfer
I. Battle tanks Japan 0
II. Armoured combat vehicles Japan 0
III. Large calibre artillery systems Japan 0
IV. (a) Combat aircraft Japan 0
V. Attack helicopters Japan 0
VI. Warships Japan 0
VII. (a) Missiles and missile launchers Japan 0
VII. (b) Man-Portable Air-Defence Systems (MANPADS). Japan 0

Major conventional arms (Category I-VII) - Imports

Category(I-VII) Exporter state Number of Items State of origin (if not exporter) Intermediate location(s) (if any) Description of Items Comments on the transfer
I. Battle tanks Japan 0
II. Armoured combat vehicles Finland 2 AMV XP
III. Large calibre artillery systems Japan 0
IV. (a) Combat aircraft United States 4 F-35A
V. Attack helicopters Japan 0
VI. Warships Japan 0
VII. (a) Missiles and missile launchers Japan 0
VII. (b) Man-Portable Air-Defence Systems (MANPADS). Japan 0

Major conventional arms (Category I-VII) - Military holdings

Category(I-VII) Number of Items Description of Items Comments on the transfer
I. Battle tanks 150 Type-74 main battle tank
I. Battle tanks 340 Type-90 main battle tank
I. Battle tanks 90 Type-10 main battle tank
I. Battle tanks 110 Type-16 Mobile Combat Vehicle
II. Armoured combat vehicles 230 Type-73 armored personnel carrier
II. Armoured combat vehicles 380 Type-96 armored personnel carrier
II. Armoured combat vehicles 70 Type-89 mechanized infantry combat vehicle
II. Armoured combat vehicles 200 Type-82 command and communication vehicle
II. Armoured combat vehicles 110 Type-87 reconnaissance combat vehicle
II. Armoured combat vehicles 30 Chemical protection vehicle (wheel)
II. Armoured combat vehicles 50 Type-87 self-propelled antiaircraft canon
II. Armoured combat vehicles 30 Type-78 armored recovery vehicle
II. Armoured combat vehicles 30 Type-90 armored recovery vehicle
II. Armoured combat vehicles 5 Type-11 crawler vehicle recovery
II. Armoured combat vehicles 40 Type-87 ammunition support vehicle
II. Armoured combat vehicles 20 NBC reconnaissance vehicle
II. Armoured combat vehicles 50 AAVP7A1 RAM/RS
III. Large calibre artillery systems 800 89mm rocket launcher M20
III. Large calibre artillery systems 820 Type-64 81mm mortar
III. Large calibre artillery systems 660 81mm mortar L16
III. Large calibre artillery systems 450 120mm mortar RT
III. Large calibre artillery systems 20 Type-96 self-propelled 120mm mortar
III. Large calibre artillery systems 2710 84mm recoilless rifle
III. Large calibre artillery systems 0 Type-60 106mm recoilless rifle
III. Large calibre artillery systems 0 Type-75 self-propelled 155mm howitzer
III. Large calibre artillery systems 230 155mm howitzer FH70
III. Large calibre artillery systems 130 Type-99 self-propelled 155mm howitzer
III. Large calibre artillery systems 40 203mm self-propelled howitzer
III. Large calibre artillery systems 60 Multiple launch rocket system M270
IV. (a) Combat aircraft 201 F-15J/DJ
IV. (a) Combat aircraft 5 F-4EJ F-4EJs include upgraded versions of the F-4EJ
IV. (a) Combat aircraft 0 RF-4E/EJ
IV. (a) Combat aircraft 91 F-2A/B
IV. (a) Combat aircraft 21 F-35A
IV. (a) Combat aircraft 53 P-3C/EP-3C/OP-3C
IV. (a) Combat aircraft 29 P-1
V. Attack helicopters 50 AH-1S
V. Attack helicopters 12 AH-64D
V. Attack helicopters 83 SH-60J/K
VI. Warships 47 Destroyer
VI. Warships 21 Submarine
VI. Warships 21 Mine warfare ship
VI. Warships 6 Patrol guided missile boat
VI. Warships 3 Landing ship tank/utility
VI. Warships 8 Auxiliary ship
VII. (a) Missiles and missile launchers not declared No information provided for reasons of national security
VII. (b) Man-Portable Air-Defence Systems (MANPADS). not declared No information provided for reasons of national security

Major conventional arms (Category I-VII) - Procurement through national production

Category(I-VII) Number of Items Description of Items Comments on the transfer
I. Battle tanks 5 Type-10 tank
I. Battle tanks 18 Type-16 Mobile Combat Vehicle
II. Armoured combat vehicles 1 Chemical protection vehicle (wheel)
II. Armoured combat vehicles 0 AAVP7A1 RAM/RS
III. Large calibre artillery systems 0 81mm mortar L16
III. Large calibre artillery systems 12 120mm mortar RT
III. Large calibre artillery systems 6 Type-99 self-propelled 155mm howitzer
IV. (a) Combat aircraft 5 P-1
V. Attack helicopters 6 SH-60K
VI. Warships 1 Destroyer
VI. Warships 1 Submarine
VI. Warships 1 Mine warfare ship
VII. (a) Missiles and missile launchers not declared No information provided for reasons of national security
VII. (b) Man-Portable Air-Defence Systems (MANPADS). not declared No information provided for reasons of national security

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Small Arms Exports

Category Final Importer state Number of Items State of origin (if not exporter) Intermediate location(s) (if any) Description of Items Comments on the transfer
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Japan 0
2. Rifles and carbines Japan 0
3. Sub-machine guns Japan 0
4. Assault rifles Japan 0
5. Light machine guns Japan 0
6. Others Japan 0

Light Weapons Exports

Category Final Importer state Number of Items State of origin (if not exporter) Intermediate location(s) (if any) Description of Items Comments on the transfer
1. Heavy machine guns Japan 0
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Japan 0
3. Portable anti-tank guns Japan 0
4. Recoilless rifles Japan 0
5. Portable anti-tank missile launchers and rocket systems Japan 0
6. Mortars of calibres less than 75 mm Japan 0
7. Others Japan 0

Small Arms Imports

Category Exporter state Number of Items State of origin (if not exporter) Intermediate location(s) (if any) Description of Items Comments on the transfer
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols United States None No information provided for reasons of national security
2. Rifles and carbines Finland None No information provided for reasons of national security
2. Rifles and carbines Germany None No information provided for reasons of national security
2. Rifles and carbines United States None No information provided for reasons of national security
3. Sub-machine guns Japan 0
4. Assault rifles Germany None No information provided for reasons of national security
5. Light machine guns Belgium 4 MINIMI Mk3
5. Light machine guns Germany None MG4
6. Others Germany None No information provided for reasons of national security
6. Others Italy None

Light Weapons Import

Category Exporter state Number of Items State of origin (if not exporter) Intermediate location(s) (if any) Description of Items Comments on the transfer
1. Heavy machine guns Japan 0
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Japan 0
3. Portable anti-tank guns Japan 0
4. Recoilless rifles Japan 0
5. Portable anti-tank missile launchers and rocket systems Japan 0
6. Mortars of calibres less than 75 mm Japan 0
7. Others United States 1 Mk44

National criterion to determine when a transfer takes effect

Export: When equipment is loaded onto a ship or an aircraft for overseas transfer from Japan / Import: When equipment from overseas passes the coastline into Japan

Source of information

Data reflects actual transfers

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