Japan Might Issue Drone Prohibition Near Key Sites

World | July 10, 2015, Friday // 10:59|  views


A law proposal in Japan will be aiming at forbidding the use of unmanned aerial vehicles without obtaining of a formal permission first. It amendment has already been passed by the Japanese House of Representatives (the lower chamber of Japanese Parliament) .

The majority of MPs, both from the opposition and the ruling parties voted in favor of the proposal.

According to the document, a punishment of one year imprisonment and a fine of 500,000 Japanese yen (USD 4,000) especially for people who might use a drone in the vicinities of the Imperial Palace, the residency of the PM, Parliament and other sites of regional importance.

An additional zone of high security will be formed in a radius of 300 meters away from those areas.

The draft will become law only if it is passed in the House of Councillors at Japanese Parliament.

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