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Over 56K US Soldiers in Japan

us and japanese forces on flight deck of uss ronald reagan in tokyo
U.S. Servicemen and Japanese Self-Defense Forces Personnel wait on the flight deck of U.S. navy nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, at the U.S. Navy's Yokosuka base in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo. (Eugene Hoshiko/AP)

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The United States has 56,213 military personnel permanently stationed in Japan. That’s more than the U.S. has stationed in any other country in the world.

Number two on the list is Germany with 35,220 troops, followed by South Korea with 26,311. Italy is home to 12,991, and the United Kingdom hosts 9,119 soldiers.

President Trump has been advocating plans to have these countries pay a larger share of the costs to house and maintain these military forces abroad.

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