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DRONES

Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 30, 2018
New Osaka drone museum offers hands-on flight experience
The nation's first drone museum opened in the city of Osaka in December featuring a wide variety of drones on display and for sale, with visitors able to try them out.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital
Jan 20, 2018
Entering the drone age: Japan seeks to tap into the potential of unmanned flying vehicles
When officials from the Crisis Management Division of the city of Yaizu in Shizuoka Prefecture carried out emergency response drills last summer, they received a helping hand from an unconventional source.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 17, 2018
Blockchain and drones could play a role in Tepco's fight for survival
Shattered by the enormity of the Fukushima nuclear disaster and bleeding customers to nimbler rivals, Tokyo's lumbering, 66-year-old electric-power behemoth has a new strategy for long-term survival: reinventing itself as a cutting-edge innovator.
Japan Times
JAPAN / CHUBU CONNECTION
Jan 15, 2018
Nobel winner Hiroshi Amano and his team tap gallium nitride technology in bid to transmit power wirelessly from a distance
Hiroshi Amano, a professor from Nagoya University who was awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in physics, is developing together with other researchers a remote power supply system that sends energy to distant places using electromagnetic waves.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 28, 2017
Japan mulls regulations to keep drones away from U.S. military bases
The central government is considering regulating the use of drones above U.S. military facilities in the country, following a request by U.S. forces overseeing the Asia-Pacific region, a government source said Wednesday.
JAPAN
Nov 5, 2017
Candy-carrying drone crashes into crowd, injuring six in Gifu
Six people, including children, were injured Saturday when a 4-kg drone that was distributing candy at an event in Ogaki, Gifu Prefecture, suddenly crashed into the crowd, the police said.
BUSINESS
Oct 19, 2017
CNN first to get FAA waiver to fly drones over crowds
CNN received a waiver allowing routine drone flights above crowds, a milestone for the industry seeking greater use of the remote-controlled devices for everything from insurance inspections to covering news.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 11, 2017
Game of drones: U.S. poised to boost exports of unmanned military aircraft
The Trump administration is nearing completion of new "buy American" rules to make it easier to sell U.S.-made military drones overseas and compete against fast-growing Chinese and Israeli rivals, senior U.S. officials said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Oct 6, 2017
Lawson, Rakuten join to test drone delivery system in disaster-hit Minamisoma
Convenience store chain Lawson Inc. and Japanese cybermall operator Rakuten have announced plans for a demonstration test on Oct. 31 of drone delivery services in an area devastated by the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and ensuing nuclear disaster in Fukushima Prefecture.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 6, 2017
Army, NTSB, FAA probing drone collision with military chopper over Staten Island
Federal investigators have opened their first probe of a midair collision between a civilian drone and a traditional aircraft.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 9, 2017
Drone to measure radiation in tainted Fukushima No. 1 buildings
Tokyo Electric plans to measure radiation in heavily contaminated buildings at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant as it prepares to decommission its damaged reactors, officials at the utility said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 4, 2017
Japan Post mulls using drones to move parcels between post offices in mountainous areas, to remote islands
Japan Post Co. says it may use drones to move packages between post offices, possibly as early as next year, due to the worsening shortage of delivery workers.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 8, 2017
Military can destroy drones over domestic U.S. bases: Pentagon
The Pentagon has given more than 130 U.S. military bases across the United States the green light to shoot down private and commercial drones that could endanger aviation safety or pose other threats.
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 5, 2017
U.S. Army halts use of Chinese-made drones over 'cyber vulnerabilities'
The U.S. Army has ordered its members to stop using drones made by the Chinese manufacturer SZ DJI Technology Co. Ltd. because of "cyber vulnerabilities" in the products.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 5, 2017
Drone pilot classes in demand as skilled operators needed for disaster response
Schools offering lessons in piloting drones are increasing in Japan as more seasoned operators are needed for industrial purposes such as logistics as well as disaster response.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 14, 2017
U.S. looks to block Chinese stakes in artificial intelligence, technology with military uses
The United States appears poised to heighten scrutiny of Chinese investment in Silicon Valley to better shield sensitive technologies seen as vital to U.S. national security, current and former U.S. officials have told Reuters.
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 8, 2017
Chinese exam authorities use facial recognition, drones to catch cheats
Chinese education authorities have gone high-tech to catch cheaters as millions of high-school students take their "gaokao," the annual university entrance exam seen as key to landing a lucrative white-collar job.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
May 25, 2017
China's DJI unveils $499 drone that flies from palm of your hand
China's SZ DJI Technology unveiled a small camera drone starting at $499 that can take off and land from the palm of a hand, seeking to appeal to the broader consumer market.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 18, 2017
Drone joins four Chinese ships in latest Senkaku intrusion
Four China Coast Guard vessels entered Japanese waters around the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea on Thursday morning, the Japan Coast Guard said, adding that what appeared to be a drone was seen flying above them.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 10, 2017
Japanese archaeologists use lasers and drones to map out pyramids
Japanese researchers have gone high-tech in an effort to unravel the mysteries behind the construction of Egypt's pyramids, mapping out the gigantic structures using advanced laser scanners and a drone.

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