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Japan considers regulations to keep drones away from U.S. military bases

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probably used by local Japanese people to check facts for the next series of American disasters near or over kindergartens. theres a reason why they shoot birds flying over airports or scare them away, birdstrikes have been proven to bring planes down, drones have hard metal parts / batteries and can easily do similar damage to engines. anybody that think its perfectly fine to fly a drone near a airbase/airport is a moron!

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With drones becoming more and more available, I wonder how long it will take for drone based IEDs to become a thing. They're right to be concerned.

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Avoid take off and landing paths near schools, and people can avoid using their drones near the bases. drones shouldnt be flown near any airport / airbase / airstrip period! only takes one idiot to fly their drone into the path of a planes engine, worse case causing the plane to crash killing everybody on board and possible people on the ground. If you think its fine to fly a drone around a US airbase then you should try flying that same drone around any domestic airport in Japan and see how far it gets you.

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Maybe time to do a contra deal.  Avoid take off and landing paths near schools, and people can avoid using their drones near the bases.

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that's simple, any drone flying over a US installation in Japan should be shot down, end of story. Exclusive rights IAW with air space agreements.

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drones shouldn't be flown near any airport / airbase / airstrip period! 

Wholeheartedly agree. It's simply common sense to ban drones from flying over any airfield in Japan, regardless of the primary user of the airfield.

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If America wants to be here, they should not impose. They have satellites and radar etc, so a drone is probably used by local Japanese people to check facts for the next series of American disasters near or over kindergartens.

Sure, and when a civilian drone wanders over an airfield and downs a helicopter, you'll blame the American military.

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As I have said before, Japan has been under US occupation for over 70 years and still is. Your PM take his orders from Washington and he will do as ordered by Washington. Instead of telling the US to remove its bases from Japanese soil your PM will do has Washington orders him. Surely the Japanese people can see that the US is making them a target to US enemies. Japan needs to re-establish its sovereignty.

So China decided to lay claim to some Japanese islands just because the US is there? Sorry, but Japan is a target all by itself.

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"Considering?" -- that's a laugh. Japan will do exactly what the US tells it to do, as usual.

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^It’s a request from the USFJ not a requirement. Japan could tell them to shove it if they wanted to but since common sense makes keeping drones away an obvious good idea.

You need to work on your critical analysis skills, bro. You’re completely lacking rationality

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We meet again, US military apologist.

It is indeed a safety issue, and I have no problems with the general idea. It's not bad itself, it's just the military of a foreign country dictating policy of another country, just as I said, it shows who's really in charge in this country.

US military apologist? Try realist. I don't live in your fantasy land where a country surrounded by threats can just disarm and everyone will suddenly leave them alone. Maybe, just maybe, Japan complies with requests because they agree with them. You even admit that this is a good idea, but just can't accept that the US and Japanese governments are on the same page.

When the US military started to accept the families of gay people, Japan immediately started to allow them to come to Japan, and even go out of the bases, even thou in Japan it isn't recognized at all.

When the US Supreme Court ruled that gays have the same rights to marriage, magically the Ministry of Justice started to distribute a memo to allow foreigners with their families (not under the "spouse" visa, but under "designated activities").

And THIS is your best example? That the Japanese government agreed to let gay families in at the request of the US government and let them leave the base?? (What? So they should have confined them?) Oh my god dude, the only thing this does for your argument is paint you as a huge homophobe. Thanks for showing your true colors.

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Kiwi - that's borderline blackmail.

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The US showing us once again how they are really in control of this country.

"Make this law for me", and the government will happily comply, even if the US never complies with Japanese law.

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"Considering?" -- that's a laugh. Japan will do exactly what the US tells it to do, as usual.

The US showing us once again how they are really in control of this country.

"Make this law for me", and the government will happily comply, even if the US never complies with Japanese law.

You guys seriously look for any excuse to blame the US for anything you can. Requesting this law relates to a huge safety issue. Do you really want civilian drones allowed to operate in the vicinity of military aircraft? Why don't we just let them fly over Narita while we're at it? What's an airline accident or two.

The US military is trying to be proactive in preventing a potential air accident and you try to spin it as a bad thing. What a JOKE.

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extanker

We meet again, US military apologist.

It is indeed a safety issue, and I have no problems with the general idea. It's not bad itself, it's just the military of a foreign country dictating policy of another country, just as I said, it shows who's really in charge in this country.

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CyburneticTiger

Tell me a single time the Japanese government has denied any request by the Us military?

When the US military started to accept the families of gay people, Japan immediately started to allow them to come to Japan, and even go out of the bases, even thou in Japan it isn't recognized at all.

When the US Supreme Court ruled that gays have the same rights to marriage, magically the Ministry of Justice started to distribute a memo to allow foreigners with their families (not under the "spouse" visa, but under "designated activities").

Mean while, Japanese lack ANY kind of right or legal recognition in this ground in their own country.

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As I have said before, Japan has been under US occupation for over 70 years and still is. Your PM take his orders from Washington and he will do as ordered by Washington. Instead of telling the US to remove its bases from Japanese soil your PM will do has Washington orders him. Surely the Japanese people can see that the US is making them a target to US enemies. Japan needs to re-establish its sovereignty.

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If America wants to be here, they should not impose. They have satellites and radar etc, so a drone is probably used by local Japanese people to check facts for the next series of American disasters near or over kindergartens.

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