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Gov't says drones included in eased rules for downing flying objects

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Tough times ahead for the hobbyist weather balloon community.

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How about putting spy cameras on seagulls?

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Biden just blew a lotta bucks on balloons, so following suit the government sees a win-win: shoot 'em all out of the sky with Yen to keep the tax-payers scared, er, "safe".

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Biden just blew a lotta bucks on balloons

Th3 sidewinder missile costed around $400,000

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No worries, those Chinese balloons had acquired the intelligence they needed to know, there was more than three years for them doing their assignments, since last year there was no such incursions. So the "Chinese KGB" will leave Japan alone!

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I said it was a smoke and mirrors to take our attention away from other things like higher prices, war and scandals.

Now Biden is slowly walking back "spy balloon" ( now that live Blowin up on TV over shadowed his son finally admitted the laptop was his)

Canada shot down an Illinois amateur weather balloon club's balloon (which btw NORAD was informed about and had circled the earth 7 times already including multiple passes over Canada) Canada used jet fighters and then wasted hundreds of thousands of dollars searching for it and giving up.

So now Japan joins the look look look over there, not here club.

Forget higher food prices, forget a little over a year ago electricity was around ¥25 per kWh and today it is over ¥43 ( calculating including basic monthly service charge).

No no no don't look at the rising cost. Just remember China, Russia, Ballons, danger.

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Drones are a damn nuisance. I was enjoying the new plum blossom in a national park. Very peaceful until a drone started buzzing overhead. I would have thrown a rock but it was too high so I just gave it a "finger". Drones are banned in sensitive areas.

Big drones are a danger to life.

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These new rules should go both ways. If you see a drone flying over your house, you should be allowed to shoot it down!

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But guns in Japan are difficult to buy. Crossbow?

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That's good to know - I'll be revising my policy for shooting drown drones that fly over my property, too.

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Last month's power bill was ¥30/kWh. This month government subsidies kick in.

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wallace

Today 12:32 pm JST

Last month's power bill was ¥30/kWh. This month government subsidies kick in.

Yes of course and this wasn't in response to my post you will claim.

And of course your bill is better and lower as you pay some special price as usual.

But guns in Japan are difficult to buy. Crossbow?

For some that knows everything, I would think you read about Japan banning crossbows last year.

https://japantoday.com/category/crime/police-ask-owners-to-turn-in-their-crossbows-as-new-ban-goes-into-effect

Amazing you are!

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Fredrik

Today 12:22 pm JST

These new rules should go both ways. If you see a drone flying over your house, you should be allowed to shoot it down!

It would be rare in Japan unless it is a government owned drone.

Japan has made it near impossible to use drones privately and especially over residential areas.

The company that came to evaluate our neighbours roof had to ask to use our 3 floor veranda and a 5 metre "selfie" type stick to photograph their roof.

Previously they just used a small drone and GoPro camera but now that is either impossible or extremely complicated to get a permit.

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Different power companies have different charges. TEPCO is the highest.

Amazing you are!

I already know that.

An American used his done over Himeji Castle which is prohibited. Crashed into the roof. He was arrested. People will still fly small drones even in prohibited areas.

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