Jul 2, 2015

Ministry draws up bill to restrict drone flights

The transport ministry has drawn up a bill aimed at introducing restrictions on drone flights, following incidents earlier this year, including one in April in which a small unidentified drone was flown on to the roof of the prime minister’s office in central Tokyo. ...

Jun 28, 2015

Voluntary drone flyer certification exam in works

A private organization set up by drone users in Japan plans to launch a voluntary certification exam this summer to promote good morals. Drones have been drawing increased attention thanks to stunts, protests and accidents. A radioactive one was belatedly found on the roof ...

Jun 27, 2015

Police seize drone after Wimbledon flyover

Police have seized a drone which was flown over Wimbledon as some of the world’s top players warmed up for the Grand Slam in southwest London. Officers are investigating the incident after being alerted to a man flying a drone over the All England ...

Drones to inspect Mount Hakone evacuation area

Jun 17, 2015

Drones to inspect Mount Hakone evacuation area

Kanagawa Gov. Yuji Kuroiwa said two camera-mounted drones will be used on Friday to inspect the evacuation zone around the Owakudani hot-spring district on Mount Hakone. The alert level for the mountain is at 2, advising against entry to areas around the volcanic vent. ...

Jun 13, 2015

Beijing ponders drones for Senkaku surveillance duty

The Chinese military is weighing the regular use of unmanned aircraft to monitor the East China Sea, a move that may exacerbate tensions with Japan over the Senkaku Islands, a Chinese document on Beijing’s use of drones showed Friday. The document, compiled in October, ...

May 29, 2015

Oki Electric to put drone-detection system on sale

Oki Electric Industry Co. has developed a system to detect approaching drones and plans to start selling it domestically on Monday. The new system is aimed at clients such as security companies and that the standard model will be priced starting from ¥3.2 million, ...