Japan UAV Association (mainly Japanese)

Link to the Japan UAV Association (mainly in Japanese)

This association represents the industries that develop, manufacture and operate unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in Japan. It was organized for the purpose of promoting safety and contributing to the development of the UAV market in Japan.

http://www.juav.org/menu01/introduction_juav.html

Its regular corporate members include:
Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd.
Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
Yanmar Agricultural Equipment Co., Ltd.
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Hirobo Limited
Hitachi Co., Ltd
NEC Corporation
GH Craft Ltd.
Fuji Imvac Inc.
NIPPI Corporation
Xenocross Co., Ltd
X-TREME COMPOSITE JAPAN.LLC
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd.
GEOSURF CORPORATION
Futaba Corporation
TOKYO AIRCRAFT INSTRUMENT CO.,LTD.
Kanematsu Aerospace Corporation
Autonomous Control Systems Laboratory Ltd.
Canon Marketing Japan Inc.

Japan to ban drones in residential areas

It is reported by the Asahi Shimbun  that the government plans to ban individuals from operating drones in densely populated residential areas. An outline of the proposed rules on drones was endorsed at a liaison meeting of relevant government agencies on June 2.

The government will submit a bill to amend the Aviation Law, which currently does not regulate the operation of small unmanned aircraft, for passage during the ordinary Diet session that is due to wind up June 24.

June 03, 2015

Link to full article:

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201506030035