How Much Do U.S. Military Bases in Japan and Korea Cost?

Last Modified: Wed Sep 28 2016 22:56:42 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 54,000
    total number of U.S. military personnel in Japan
  • 42,000
    dependents, and 800 civil-service employees in addition to the military personnel
  • 25,500
    Japanese nationals who work as clerks, firefighters, doctors and the like.
  • 85
    locations across which all of the above personnel are spread.
  • $5.5 billion
    roughly, the amount the U.S. is set to spend on its Japan presence, including personnel costs, in the year beginning Oct. 1, 2016.
  • $4 billion
    amount that Japan spends on direct and indirect support of the personnel, the bases and the Japanese employees.
  • 28,500
    U.S. troops in South Korea.
  • 40%
    of the cost of U.S. military presence in its country is borne by South Korea.