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DRONES

JAPAN
May 7, 2019
Drone flights reported again near Imperial Palace in Tokyo in wake of ascension
Riot police observed what they thought was a drone flying over the Kitanomaru Garden located just north of the palace at around 7:30 p.m. Monday.
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JAPAN
May 3, 2019
Tokyo police investigating drone flights near imperial residences a day after emperor's accession
The unmanned aircraft were seen Thursday night near the Imperial Palace, the Akasaka Estate — the current home of Emperor Naruhito — and the Musashino Imperial Graveyard in Hachioji.
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BUSINESS / Tech
Apr 25, 2019
SoftBank and Google parent tie up on flying 5G stations for phone services using balloons and drones
Mobile phone carrier SoftBank Corp. and Google LLC parent Alphabet Inc. said Thursday they will jointly set up airborne mobile phone base stations, using balloons and aircraft in the stratosphere, to cover wider areas for next-generation 5G wireless services.
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BUSINESS
Apr 19, 2019
NTT to launch trial of farming support service with drones and AI tech in Fukushima
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (NTT) said Thursday it will launch a trial for a farming support service using drones and artificial intelligence technology, with a goal of commercializing the service in Japan and other Asian countries.
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JAPAN
Apr 16, 2019
Japan's Lower House OKs ban on flying drones over military sites and Olympic venues
A bill to prohibit the flying of drones over Self-Defence Forces and U.S. military facilities in Japan, as well as venues for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, cleared the Lower House on Tuesday.
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JAPAN / Politics
Apr 9, 2019
Russia deploys surveillance drone to Japan-claimed isles off Hokkaido, report says
The Russian Defense Ministry has deployed a surveillance drone to an artillery division stationed on a group of islands controlled by Russia but claimed by Japan, a Russian newspaper reported Monday.
BUSINESS / Tech
Apr 2, 2019
Google's new external AI ethics council apparently already falling apart
Google recently appointed an external ethics council to deal with tricky issues in artificial intelligence. The group is meant to help the company appease critics while still pursuing lucrative cloud computing deals.
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BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 14, 2019
For China drone-maker DJI, the real money in labor-starved Japan is in the industrial sector
Amid severe labor shortages, the use of unmanned aerial vehicles to perform human tasks is sure to grow, and DJI, the world's biggest drone-maker, is ready to respond, the firm's Japan head said.
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BUSINESS
Mar 13, 2019
Drones retain their buzz at Japanese trade show, with industrial uses expected to bolster growth
With the market for business-use unmanned aircraft looking promising in coming years, a large-scale drone expo that kicked off Wednesday showed more companies are eager to get involved with the industry.
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JAPAN
Mar 5, 2019
Japan plans drone ban over U.S. military and SDF facilities, but media fear restrictions on reporting
Under the bill, the government would also ban drones from flying over venues for this year's Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 22, 2019
Rakuten and China's JD.com to tie up for unmanned delivery service in Japan
Major Japanese and Chinese e-commerce companies Rakuten Inc. and JD.com Inc. said Thursday they will tie up and commercialize an unmanned delivery service in Japan to save the time, cost and labor involved in parcel shipments in the wake of the explosive growth of online shopping.
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WORLD
Jan 24, 2019
U.S. aviation agency details impact of drone sightings on Newark airport
The Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday that 43 flights into New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport were required to hold after drone sightings at a nearby airport on Tuesday, while nine flights were diverted.
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WORLD
Jan 4, 2019
Gatwick and Heathrow airports order military-grade anti-drone equipment
London's Gatwick and Heathrow airports have ordered military-grade anti-drone defenses after drones caused three days of disruption at Gatwick last month, the airports confirmed late on Thursday.
Japan Times
WORLD / FOCUS
Dec 21, 2018
London's Gatwick Airport shutdown highlights the havoc drones can cause
The disruption of hundreds of flights at London's Gatwick Airport after it was buzzed by miniature drones shows just how easy it can be to disrupt advanced aviation networks with simple, inexpensive devices.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Dec 15, 2018
World's first test aimed at avoiding drone collisions held in Fukushima
The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) has carried out what it claims to be the world's flight test aimed at verifying the effectiveness of a collision avoidance system installed on an unmanned helicopter.
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LIFE / Digital
Dec 1, 2018
Top flight: Japan's drone racers are go!
The tranquility of a warm autumn morning in Chiba Prefecture is broken by three shapes streaking through the sky above a rugby field.
BUSINESS / Tech
Nov 15, 2018
KDDI to start using drones to search for missing hikers on Mount Fuji
Mobile phone carrier KDDI Corp. said Thursday it plans to start using drones to support rescue operations and search for missing hikers on Mount Fuji from next summer, aiming to eventually expand the service to other areas.
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JAPAN
Nov 9, 2018
Japan to ban drones near venues for 2020 Olympic Games
The Japanese government has decided to ban flying drones near venues for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games during the events, a government source said Friday.
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JAPAN
Nov 7, 2018
Japan's first drone document delivery operation launched in Fukushima amid labor shortage
Japan Post Co. on Wednesday began transporting documents by drone in Fukushima Prefecture, the first operation of its kind in Japan, following easing of regulations to cope with labor shortages in the transport industry.
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JAPAN
Nov 5, 2018
Defense Ministry to develop large underwater drone to monitor remote islands, government sources say
The program will be included in Japan's five-year security plan that takes effect next April.

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