The rules for the use of drones weighing up to 200 grams in Japan will get stricter.

2020-12-22

The rules for the use of drones weighing up to 200 grams in Japan will get stricter.

The Japanese government intends to tighten the rules for the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, including light, small, and more complex models.

Unmanned aerial vehicles weighing 200 grams or more are already subject to the civil Aeronautics act, but the law's changes will also include lighter aircraft weighing just 100 grams, officials said.

Since unmanned aerial vehicles weighing less than 200 grams have advanced capabilities, despite their low weight, the public complains about the risk of injury to people or damage to property in case something goes wrong.

In response, the government has begun discussing tightening regulations to include smaller classes of drones that can maintain stable flight outdoors in windy conditions.

Under rules first introduced by the government in 2015, a drone user must first obtain official permission to operate the drone at an event venue, in overcrowded areas, at night, or in places where it is out of sight.

Also, the amended Law on civil Aeronautics added a clause that obliges the registration of drones by 2022. The registry information will include the names and addresses of owners and operators.




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