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Japan set to give domestic drone industry a lift

Security concerns over Chinese devices drives efforts to make homegrowns fly

Drone use is soaring as the unmanned aerial vehicles become indispensable to industry, agriculture and other sectors, along with aiding disaster relief. (Photo by Wataru Ito) 

TOKYO -- Japan is set to expand support for its domestic drone industry to alleviate security concerns posed by Chinese-made devices dominating the world market.

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