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DRONES

Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 2, 2019
Japan to require drone registration to find owners following accidents
Owners of drones will be required to register their remote-controlled aircraft with the government so officials can quickly identify them after accidents, according to the land ministry.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Nov 14, 2019
Amid privacy backlash, China's DJI unveils phone app to track nearby drones
China's DJI, the world's largest commercial drone maker, said on Wednesday it is developing technology that would allow the public to track the registrations of drones in flight using just a smartphone, amid a broader industry push to make such data available.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 30, 2019
Drones tested in Japan nuclear disaster drill for first time near Ikata plant in Ehime
Drones carried supplies for the first time in a nuclear disaster drill on Wednesday at Shikoku Electric Power Co.'s Ikata nuclear power plant in Ehime Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 19, 2019
Possible drone sighting temporarily closes Kansai International Airport
An object that appeared to be a drone spotted flying near Osaka's Kansai International Airport led to the temporary closure of the major hub on Saturday evening, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Tourism said.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Sep 28, 2019
Missiles and drones may steal the show at military parade marking Chinese anniversary
China's armed forces are expected to roll out an array of new weapons at a military parade in Beijing next week as President Xi Jinping shows off his ambitious military modernization program.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 18, 2019
Pentagon prepares show of evidence in Saudi oil attack, as CBS reports on launch sites in Iran
The Pentagon is preparing a report on who was responsible for the weekend attack on Saudi oil facilities and intends to make it public within 48 hours, a U.S. defense official said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 15, 2019
Oil price hikes likely as attacks on Saudi facilities threaten ability to handle supply crisis
Saturday's attacks on key Saudi Arabia processing plants will test the world's ability to handle a supply crisis as it faces the temporary loss of more than 5 percent of global supply from the world's biggest crude exporter.
BUSINESS / Regional Voices: Fukushima
Sep 13, 2019
Fukushima Prefecture sets sights on flying cars to boost recovery and local industry
The Fukushima Prefectural Government is leading a collaborative effort involving companies from different industries and a robotics testing field to invent a flying car.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 29, 2019
Japan to train firefighters to operate drones with an eye toward disaster response
The Fire and Disaster Management Agency will train firefighters to operate drones in an attempt to promote the use of them in disaster response efforts.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 27, 2019
Drone designed with Yamato delivers success in Texas test
Consumers got a glimpse of the future this week when an unmanned delivery drone jointly developed by Yamato and a Textron unit made its first successful flight.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 27, 2019
Japan to host international drone race in November at Tokyo Motor Show
An international drone race will be held in November as one of events at the Tokyo Motor Show, which will start in late October, the organizing committee said Monday.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 23, 2019
Netanyahu hints at Israeli involvement in Iraq blasts targeting pro-Iran forces
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hinted on Thursday of possible Israeli involvement in attacks against Iranian-linked targets in Iraq.
WORLD
Aug 6, 2019
Drone strike by Khalifa Hifter's forces on south Libyan town kills at least 43, official says
A drone airstrike by eastern Libyan forces on the southern Libyan town of Murzuq has killed at least 43 people, a local official said on Monday.
WORLD
Jul 3, 2019
Israel says it is bracing militarily for possible U.S.-Iran escalation
Israel is preparing for its possible military involvement in any escalation in the Gulf confrontation between Iran and the United States, the Israeli foreign minister said on Tuesday.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 27, 2019
United Nations warns U.S. and Iran to not 'sleepwalk' into war
United Nations members urged the U.S. and Iran Wednesday to step back from the brink of war and prevent an escalation of tensions.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jun 25, 2019
Iran says U.S. sanctions on supreme leader close diplomatic path 'forever'
Iran said the path to a diplomatic solution with the U.S. had closed after the Trump administration imposed sanctions against its supreme leader and other top officials, ramping up tensions further in the Middle East.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / FOCUS
Jun 18, 2019
Sky's the limit: Rise of delivery drones has U.S. cities asking who owns airspace
Blacksburg was already well prepared when the U.S. government announced in April that the Virginia town would be home to the country's first commercial drone delivery service.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 7, 2019
Japanese government adopts draft bill to create high-tech 'supercities'
The government on Friday adopted a draft bill to realize its "supercity" initiative to create cities that make use of artificial intelligence, big data and other advanced technologies.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 6, 2019
Amazon's new drones to start delivering packages in months, but no specifics on where yet
Amazon.com Inc. has new drones that in coming months will deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less, a step toward a goal that has eluded the retailer for years.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 4, 2019
U.S. to sell 34 advanced surveillance drones to allies in South China Sea region
The Trump administration has moved ahead with a surveillance drone sale to four U.S. allies in the South China Sea region as acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Washington will no longer "tiptoe" around Chinese behavior in Asia.

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