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DRONES

Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 8, 2021
Game of drones: Chinese giant DJI hit by U.S. tensions and staff defections
DJI is one of dozens of companies caught in the crossfire of trade and diplomatic hostilities between Washington and Beijing, like Huawei and ByteDance.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 20, 2020
AI, drones and 4K cameras: New tech boosts security systems in Japan
An increasing variety of technologies are being introduced in the field of security amid a serious shortage of personnel in the field.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Nov 4, 2020
In latest arms deal, U.S. approves sale of MQ-9 Reaper drones to Taiwan
The U.S. State Department cleared the potential sale of four sophisticated U.S.-made aerial drones to Taiwan in a formal notification sent to Congress, the Pentagon said on Tuesday, the last step before finalizing a weapons sale that will further anger China.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 30, 2020
Japan government set to stop buying Chinese drones
It must also navigate increasingly choppy waters between China and Japan's closest ally, the U.S., which is at odds with Beijing over a range of issues.
JAPAN
Oct 13, 2020
Philippines eyes partnership with Japan on cyberdefense and drones
The country, which is engaged in disputes with China in the South China Sea, is looking to Japan for security infrastructure assistance.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 12, 2020
Japan considered drone fighters under ex-defense chief Taro Kono
The Air Self-Defense Force's aging F-2s are expected to start being retired within two decades. Drones, with no space for a pilot and no safety kit, cost less to build.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Sep 30, 2020
U.S. military patch depicting drone and China stirs anger in Beijing
Chinese media reacts furiously after U.S. airmen show off patch of an MQ-9 Reaper drone superimposed over a red silhouette of China during an island assault exercise.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 7, 2020
Japan to ban unauthorized drone flights over 15 U.S. military sites
Drone pilots will be barred from flying within 300 meters of the boundaries of such sites without advance permission.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Aug 2, 2020
Up against fierce new coronavirus waves, nations turn to sewage and drones
Wearing face shields, masks, two layers of gloves and navy cotton overalls, two scientists carefully lift off a metal manhole cover to reveal the cumulative waste of some 400 migrant workers.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 8, 2020
Hundreds of drones light up Seoul night sky with coronavirus advice
Three hundred drones took to the evening sky over the Han River in South Korea to dispense coronavirus prevention advice through a synchronized light display featuring images of hand-washing and social distancing.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 13, 2020
Trump aims to sidestep another arms pact to sell more U.S. drones
The Trump administration plans to reinterpret a Cold War-era arms agreement between 34 nations with the goal of allowing U.S. defense contractors to sell more American-made drones to a wide array of nations, three defense industry executives and a U.S. official told Reuters.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 30, 2020
Japan to establish licensing system for out-of-sight drone flights
The government plans to establish a licensing system for operating drones when the flights are beyond the operator's line of sight, government sources said Monday.
BUSINESS / Tech
Feb 18, 2020
Japan approves bill to help firms develop 5G and drone technologies
The Cabinet on Tuesday approved a bill designed to help companies develop secure 5G mobile networks and drone technologies amid growing alarm among policymakers about the increasing influence of Chinese technology.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 11, 2020
With virus outbreak, China showcases micro drone surveillance
China remains dependent on using humans to watch other humans. That, however, is changing very quickly.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 5, 2020
No-fly zone: Japan urging foreign nationals to be aware of drone rules
Japanese authorities are introducing a variety of measures to prevent the wrongful use of drones, which has been increasing due to many people being unfamiliar with regulations, especially tourists from abroad.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
Jan 7, 2020
How the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general rekindled Kim Jong Un's worst fears
With the order to kill a top Iranian general last week, U.S. President Donald Trump may have rekindled Kim Jong Un's worst fears while simultaneously cementing the North Korean leader's belief that relinquishing his nuclear arsenal would be tantamount to suicide.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 27, 2019
Drones need tracking network for expanded flights, U.S. agency says
All but the smallest civilian drones would have to broadcast radio tracking data to ensure greater safety and prevent terrorism under a sweeping proposal unveiled by U.S. regulators on Thursday.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 27, 2019
Turkey to send troops to Libya at Tripoli's request, Erdogan says
Turkey will send troops to Libya at the request of Tripoli as soon as next month, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday, putting the North African country's conflict at the center of wider regional frictions.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 23, 2019
China pig farm jams drones dropping swine fever-laced products onto its sites, but also GPS
One of China's biggest animal feed producers said it had used a radio transmitter to combat crooks using drones to drop pork products contaminated with African swine fever on its pig farms, as part of a racket to profit from the health scare.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 20, 2019
U.S. probe of Saudi oil attack shows it came from north, reinforcing claim of Iran as source, report says
The United States said new evidence and analysis of weapons debris recovered from an attack on Saudi oil facilities on Sept. 14 indicates the strike likely came from the north, reinforcing its earlier assessment that Iran was behind the offensive.

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