Plans to License Drones

License to be required for high-spec drones

May 11, 2015

The Japan Times reports that the government plans to introduce a licensing scheme for high specification drones that can travel at least 5km.
By using the license system, the government aims to make it easier to identify drone operators and prevent drone-related accidents, the sources said.

Because high-performance drones emit strong radio waves, the government hopes to oblige operators to acquire a special license mainly for taxi radios, the sources said.