Japan to implement drone registration in 2021


According to a report by the Nihon Keizai Shimbun on December 16, in order to prevent dangerous flights, terrorism, and espionage, the Japanese government will require registration of drones in circulation as early as 2021. And strive to promote the use of drone distribution and other services to commercial starting in 2022, if flying drones without registration will be fined.

It is reported that relevant departments such as the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism of Japan will hold a meeting in the near future to determine specific policies. In order to introduce the registration system, we will strive to submit an amendment to the aviation law in the regular parliament in January 2020. In order to comply with the obligation of registration, rules required for commercialization of services such as drone delivery will be formulated by 2021.

The drone registration system will target hundreds of thousands to millions of drones circulating in Japan, and requires the registration of drone owners, users, body production numbers, and telephone numbers with the government through a dedicated online system. The number and other information. After registration is completed, a license similar to a car number plate can be obtained. We need to affix the license plate to the body to use.

The system will also require registration after the purchase of drones after 2022. When an individual purchases a drone at a retail store, he can complete online registration on the spot. The government will require assistance from sellers selling drones.

"If you fly a drone without registration, you will be fined." It is reported that the drone was previously placed at 500,000 yen (about RMB 31,900) for flying a drone in a no-fly zone in violation of the Japan Aviation Law ) The following fine cases. The new measures will be used to finalize fines with reference to existing mechanisms.