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Policy Introduction

Japanese authorities allow pilots to fly drones in compliance with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) regulations. The MLIT has issued a series of regulations for drone flight operations, and some highlights of these regulations are listed as follows:

Always fly below the MLIT’s altitude limit (150 m)

Do not fly at night

Do not drop items from your drone

Do not fly above populated areas

Do not fly within 30 m of people, buildings, or vehicles

Always keep aircraft within their line of sight while flying

Please Note

  • Flights near airports, above crowds, or with an altitude exceeding 150 m need to be approved in advance by the director of the local aviation bureau.
  • Do not use your drone to carry explosive or hazardous materials.
  • Always read through and comply with the latest local regulations before each flight.
*The content above is just for reference and is subject to change.

Battery Transportation

Please read through your airline's battery transportation regulations when traveling with LiPo batteries.We've listed IATA safety and security regulations for battery transportation here for your reference, and most airlines’ regulations are similar to these.

Learn about regulations for your specific product

Small Batteries

Battery Energy<100 Wh
Carry-on BaggageEach passenger can carry no more than 20 detached batteries on board. Attached batteries can be carried on board.
Checked-in BaggageDetached batteries cannot be checked in. Equipment with small attached batteries can be checked in.
Common EquipmentMavic Series, Phantom Series, Spark, Osmo Series, product accessories.
 apply to this battery regulation

Medium Batteries

Battery Energy100-160 Wh
Carry-on BaggageEach passenger can carry no more than 2 detached batteries on board. Attached batteries can be carried on board.
Checked-in BaggageDetached batteries cannot be checked in. Equipment with medium attached batteries can be checked in.
Common EquipmentCertain Inspire and Matrice aircraft.
 apply to this battery regulation

Large Batteries

Battery Energy>160 Wh
Carry-on BaggageCannot be carried on board.
Checked-in BaggageCannot be checked in.
Common EquipmentMG Series, Certain Matrice aircraft.
 apply to this battery regulation

*The rules above are just for your reference and subject to change. For specific and detailed regulations, visit your airline's website.

Selected Aerial Images

Credit: SkyPixel , Photographer ⓒLE BOUTON ONE SUGURU SASAKI

Credit: SkyPixel , Photographer ⓒLE BOUTON ONE SUGURU SASAKI

Credit: SkyPixel , Photographer ⓒTakahiro Fujita

Credit: SkyPixel , Photographer ⓒTakahiro Fujita