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Japan wants to set international drone standards

Requiring safety controls could help Japan makers gain market share

TOKYO -- Japan is set to take the initiative in proposing international standards for drones. The hope is that its proposed standards can win approval around fiscal 2025 -- and help Japanese companies take market share.

Drones sometimes fall and can cause accidents when they do. The Japanese government thinks an international standard for the technology that controls drones can help to alleviate this danger.

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