Editorial: Gov’t must do more to explain restrictions on drones in Japan amid boom  The Mainichi

With the spreading popularity of drones, drone-related accidents and disputes have increased as well. In the two years between 2016 and 2018, the number of illegal drone flights in which people were apprehended rose 2.3 times to 82. One of the reasons for this appears to be a lack of understanding of drone regulations among drone users. In Japan, anyone can purchase and operate drones without a license. Since drones allow a birds’-eye view of the landscape, their popularity has expanded. The number of drone users in Japan is unknown, but the number of applications filed in cases requiring t…

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