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JAPAN - $51 billion: The world’s second-largest economy is focusing revenues away from military, decreasing such spending by 1.3 percent over the past decade. That’s less than 1 percent of total GDP, whereas the US spends 4.3 percent of GDP on its military, and Saudi Arabia spends 8.3 percent.
A Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force officer monitors screens at the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii, during a Japanese missile defense test in the waters off the island in December 2007.

PHOTO: Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force/AP/FILE

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