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Japan imposes sweeping restrictions on drones

Japan: Starting today, Japan has banned flights of drones weighing 200 grams or more in crowded residential areas, at altitudes 150 meters or more above the ground, and near airports. Changes have been done in the Civil Aeronautics Law after a drone carrying a small amount of radioactive material was found on the roof of the prime minister’s office in April. The restrictions also mandate operators to keep the drones at least 30 meters from people, buildings and cars. Moreover, drones have been banned from locations where large crowds are present, like festivals and exhibitions. However, the transport ministry can grant exceptions on a case-by-case basis.

Source: Japan Times