This article published in collaboration with JUIDA, the Japan UAS Industrial Development Association.

Japan Drone/International Advanced Air Mobility EXPO 2023

by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian J. McNabb

The “Japan Drone/International Advanced Air Mobility EXPO 2023”, sponsored by JUIDA at the Makuhari Messe convention center in Chiba City, ended on June 26th after three days of exciting new developments in the Japanese UAV space. Setting record highs for both attendance and exhibitors, (239, including 39 international businesses), the expo featured a series of talks featuring industry leaders and officials discussing the future of drone tech and the state of UAVs in Japan, Asia, and worldwide.

As part of the event, several major prizes were awarded at the “Japan Drone & AAM Awards 2023″ ceremony, including Liberaware’s new IBIS2 drone, which took home the Grand Prize in the hardware category. The IBIS2 is designed for the inspection of small, indoor spaces,…