Tokyo, (Prensa Latina) Japan will ban drones from flying over the venues of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the 2019 Rugby World Cup during events take place, the government announced on Friday.
This measure is part of efforts to thwart possible acts of terrorism and other dangerous acts, according to The Asahi Shimbun newspaper.
The decision was made at a meeting of relevant ministries and agencies in the office of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Unmanned aircraft will also be prohibited from flying over major airports and surrounding areas during such sporting events, the report says.
According to Japanese authorities, exceptions will be made for the use of drones for specific purposes, such as media coverage, among others.
Organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games are taking steps to ensure the safety of the event.
The Tokyo Olympic Games will run from July 24 to August 9, 2020 under the slogan 'Discover Tomorrow'.