Japan's National Police Agency has decided to deploy a new type of equipment called a "drone jamming gun" to prevent possible terrorist attacks.
The device uses radio waves to block the control signal of an illegal drone. Other countries, including the United States, have already introduced the technology.
Japan has lodged a protest with Russia over a media report that Moscow plans to deploy a new type of surveillance drone in Japan's Northern Territories.
The Russian newspaper Izvestia reported on Monday that the country's military has decided to deploy Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicles to an artillery unit stationed on two of the four Russian-controlled islands.
Convenience store chain Lawson Inc. and e-commerce giant Rakuten Inc. on Tuesday launched a drone delivery trial in the city of Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, hit by the 2011 nuclear disaster.
The first such trial in the country, aimed at making shopping easier in an area with an aging population, will run for six months to explore the possibility of turning it into a commercial service.
Terra Drone Corp announced July 19, 2017, that it has conducted measurement of a ground surface by using a drone equipped with a laser device for measurement at the planned construction site of a wind power plant in Hokkaido, Japan.
Terra Drone (Shibuya-ku, Tokyo), which deals with drones, etc, conducted the measurement in cooperation with Obayashi Corp. When a drone is used for laser-based measurement, it eliminates the need to cut trees, Terra Drone said.