| State of Japan|
|Type||Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy|
|Military||Japan Self-Defense Forces|
|Appearances||Wargame: Red Dragon|
Japan (日本 Nippon or Nihon; formally 日本国 Nippon-koku or Nihon-koku, literally "[the] State of Japan") is a unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy in East Asia, east of China, North Korea and South Korea.
In Wargame: Red Dragon, Japan and South Korea form the Blue Dragons coalition. The United States and Japan are allies aiding South Korea, due to fact that historically both countries signed the United States-Japan Security Treaty.
The Japanese self-defense force (JSDF) is a self-defense force which is demonstrated by its philosophy, which favors limited and clinical counter-offensives over deep penetration. Comprised largely of Japanese hardware, the focus is more on equipping vehicles with extremely high-precision optics rather than heavy armor. In the ‘90s however, Japan brought itself up to date with MBTs (main battle tanks) and IFVs (infantry fighting vehicles) from its Western allies.