Licensing of drone operators in Japan
Currently, a license is not required to fly drones in Japan. However, permission is required to fly in residential areas or areas surrounding an airport.
The Japan Times reports that the government plans to introduce licensing for high-spec. drones that emit strong radio waves. It also reports that the government is considering a system to register those who purchase drones.
Industry group issues safe-use guidelines to fly drones
The Japan Times reports (August 5, 2015) that an industry group Juida )has called on users to obtain an operator’s license to be introduced voluntarily by the association.
The group hopes to launch the voluntary license system by the end of the year, noting license applicants must pass both paper and skill tests.