Of the ¥4,645.3 billion currently drafted for defense for FY2012, 45% (¥2,070.1 billion) will be paid towards personnel labor and supplies (food, etc.) costs. This would also include training costs.

Defense Related Costs (FY2012 Draft Budget)

Defense Related Costs (FY2012 Draft Budget) (Source: Weekly Toyo Keizai)

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A former contributor to World Intelligence (Japan Military Review), James Simpson joined Japan Security Watch in 2011, migrating with his blog Defending Japan. He has a Masters in Security Studies from Aberystwyth University and is currently living in Kawasaki, Japan. His primary interests include the so-called 'normalization' of Japanese security (i.e. militarization), and the political impact of the abduction issue with North Korea.
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