The Defense policy Japan has pursued under the Constitution is based on the "Basic Policy for National Defense" adopted by the National Defense Council and approved by the Cabinet in May 1957. The "Basic Policy for National Defense" first called for promotion of international cooperation and other efforts for peace and establishment of the basis for national security through such measures as the promotion of public welfare. On 2006, the Japanese Parliament enacted a law changing the status of the Japan Defense Agency to a Defense Ministry. The new Ministry of Defense was formally established on 9 January 2007.
The total manpower of the Japanese Army is around 251,600 soldiers, and a paramilitary force with 12,300 personnel.
The Land Forces of Japanese Army is around 156,000 soldiers with the structure:
5 Army HQ's with a total of 10 infantry divisions, 1 armoured division, 4 infantry brigades, 1 combined brigade, 1 airborne brigade, 1 artillery brigade, 5 engineer brigades, 2 AAA brigades and 3 training brigades.

Military equipment and vehicle Japanese Army of Japan.

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