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September 30, 2016
Is Japan at Risk of Losing the Drone War?
Tokyo (JPN) Sep 30, 2016
Japan may be at serious risk of losing out in the international competition for the booming commercial drone market. The main reason? Archaic laws that restrict public use and hinder industrial development. By contrast, the big winner for many applications such as agriculture, inspection, surveying, and surveillance is increasingly looking like China. "I wish it weren't true, but Japan's legal system is just too slow to change to the pressing needs of the drone industry," says Tsutomu Yokoyama, Pr ... read more

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