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DRONES

Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 18, 2022
Kyiv assesses toll from drone strikes as Russian warplane crashes
Moscow is thought to be trying to counter battlefield losses in its eight-month war in Ukraine by waging a punitive policy of striking energy facilities before winter.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History / THE LIVING PAST
Oct 18, 2022
Kamikaze drones in Ukraine conjure memories of Japan's own bombers
When Japan's military came calling, it was educated and sometimes bookish soldiers who were among those who volunteered for a desperate kamikaze mission.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 16, 2022
Japan to deploy attack drones as early as 2025
Japan's Defense Ministry is preparing to introduce U.S.-made and other drones in fiscal 2023 on a trial basis, with the deployment of several hundred attack drones from fiscal 2025.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 4, 2022
Ibaraki town and partners aim for quick delivery by drones
Industrial drone technology company Aeronext, trucking company Seino Holdings and others aim to realize a service to deliver goods within 30 minutes of an order.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Sep 2, 2022
Shooting down drone near China was 'appropriate,' says Taiwan's premier
The unidentified civilian drone entered Taiwan's airspace near an islet close to the Chinese city of Xiamen on Thursday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Sep 1, 2022
Taiwan shoots down drone, highlighting risk of escalation with China
Taiwanese troops shot the drone down near Kinmen Island around noon Thursday after attempts to repel it failed.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 31, 2022
Taiwan shoots at Chinese drone after president warns of 'strong countermeasures'
Footage of at least two drone missions showing Taiwanese soldiers at their posts, and in one case throwing rocks at a drone, have circulated widely on Chinese social media.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 30, 2022
China dismisses Taiwan complaints on drone harassment
The government in Taipei has reported repeated flights by drones on islets it controls close to the Chinese coast.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Aug 23, 2022
South Korea developing new stealthy drones to support combat aircraft
The program involving flag carrier Korean Air is part of Seoul's efforts to expand its military technological advantage over North Korea.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 12, 2022
Japan looks to ensure safe flight of logistics drones over rivers
Flying such drones over rivers will reduce the risk of damage from falls of the aircraft and cargo, the transport ministry has said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Fukushima
Aug 8, 2022
Fukushima firm develops drones for inspection of wind turbines
Fukushima Sangikyo, a company in the city of Fukushima that develops and produces communications equipment, succeeded in developing the system after repeated trial and error.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 4, 2022
Suspected drones and cyberattacks in Taiwan after Nancy Pelosi visit
Pelosi praised Taiwan's democracy and pledged American solidarity during her brief stopover, adding that Chinese anger could not stop world leaders from traveling there.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 26, 2022
China sends drone on solo mission near key Okinawan waterway for first time
The Japanese Defense Ministry said it scrambled fighter jets to monitor the drone, which did not violate the country's territorial airspace.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 18, 2022
As Russia runs low on drones, Iran plans to step in, U.S. officials say
The potential delivery of hundreds of Iranian drones would help the Kremlin replenish a fleet that has suffered steep losses in Ukraine.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 31, 2022
After Ukraine, 'whole world' is a customer for Turkish drone, maker says
Selcuk Bayraktar, who runs the Istanbul firm Baykar, said the drones had shown how technology was revolutionizing modern warfare.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Apr 27, 2022
DJI halts Russia and Ukraine sales to prevent use of its drones in combat
Ukrainian officials and citizens have accused DJI of leaking data on the Ukrainian military to Russia — allegations the firm has called 'utterly false.'
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 17, 2022
The unseen scars of those who kill via remote control
Capt. Kevin Larson was one of the best drone pilots in the U.S. Air Force. Yet as the job weighed on him and untold others, the military failed to recognize its full impact.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Apr 11, 2022
Amazon’s drone delivery program is hit by crashes and safety concerns
An investigation based on internal documents, government reports and interviews with employees reveals a program beset by technical challenges, high turnover and safety concerns.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 12, 2022
Over Ukraine, lumbering Turkish-made drones are an ominous sign for Russia
More than two weeks into the conflict, Ukraine's drones — Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 models that buzz along at about half the speed of a Cessna — are still flying.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Mar 8, 2022
Asian farmers turn to drones and apps for labor amid climate challenges
While agricultural technology 'help farmers produce more with less water, land, inputs, energy and labor,' it also poses risks from job losses to social inequities.

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