Arms imports at constant USD prices from 1990 reached 436 USD mil in 2014 in Japan, according to the SIPRI Military Expenditure Database. This is 39.3 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, arms imports at constant USD prices from 1990 in Japan reached an all time high of 2,915 USD mil in 1991 and an all time low of 228 USD mil in 1962. When compared to Japan's main peers, arms imports at constant USD prices from 1990 in China amounted to 1,357 USD mil, 201 USD mil in Russia, 530 USD mil in South Korea and 581 USD mil in USA in 2014.
Japan has been ranked 21st within the group of 111 countries we follow in terms of arms imports at constant USD prices from 1990, 6 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
Arms transfers cover the supply of military weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and those made through manufacturing licences.