Will Strict Regulations Make Japan A No-Fly-Zone?

///Will Strict Regulations Make Japan A No-Fly-Zone?

Will Strict Regulations Make Japan A No-Fly-Zone?

Police and security officers investigate an unidentified drone (under a blue cover) which was found on the rooftop of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's official residence in Tokyo, in this photo taken by Kyodo April 22, 2015.

Police and security officers investigate an unidentified drone (under a blue cover)

While the United States drone regulations may seem limiting, consider what drone pilots in Japan are dealing with.  It looks like Japan may become a no-fly-zone in any location that draws a crowd.

Following a UAV landing on the PMs Offices, Japan has become much stricter on its regulations and there appears to be no change to this stance ahead.  Even with Japanese companies focusing on security solutions (e.g. Secom) it appears that Japan is heading towards a no-fly-zone mentality.

AsiaOne is reporting that roughly half of local governments have bans, or are considering bans, on flights of unmanned aircraft in any location that attracts crowds.

Japanese drone regulations against flying UAVs near crowds will soon be the norm

By | 2017-08-31T15:24:58+00:00 June 22nd, 2015|Drone Law, Drones|Comments Off on Will Strict Regulations Make Japan A No-Fly-Zone?

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