December 2, 2020

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Japan looking at amateur radio rule change to allow youth to get licensed

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Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications is holding a public consultation on revisions to Radio Law Enforcement Regulations to enable elementary and junior high school students to experience the enjoyment of amateur radio

A translation of the JARL post says:

Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications has solicited opinions on the draft ministerial ordinance to partially revise the Radio Law Enforcement Regulations to utilize amateur radio in social contribution activities and expand the opportunities for elementary and junior high school students to experience amateur radio. The consultation is being held from October 16 to November 17.

The main pillars of this amendment are “utilization of amateur radio in social contribution activities” and “expansion of opportunities for elementary and junior high school students to experience amateur radio”, and they play an important role in the region, such as securing communications in the disaster area. Based on the operational results of amateur radio that have been fulfilled so far, the area of amateur radio, such as volunteer activities in the event of an emergency disaster and regional activities against the background of mutual assistance in measures such as the national and local governments.

Read more – SARL: https://bit.ly/35vHCXH

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