Imperial Japanese Army (大日本帝国陸軍 Dai-Nippon Teikoku Rikugun), also known as the IJA, was the army of Imperial Japan from 1871 to 1945.
The IJA was dissolved at the end of World War II.
Article 9 of the Constitution of Japan prohibits the use of aggressive force as a means for settling international disputes.
In order to defend Japan, if necessary, the Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) was formed.
The ground-reach of JSDF is the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF).
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