In a bid to nurture new businesses, the government plans to allow the use of drones for home delivery services within three years through deregulations, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.
According to sources, the government also plans to develop a legal system and infrastructure by 2017 to put self-driving cars into practical use. The government aims to utilize the driverless cars in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The government will encourage companies to invest in those new businesses to invigorate the country's economy, the sources said.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will call for the promotion of the new businesses during a public-private dialogue on Thursday, which will be attended by representatives of business organisations and relevant Cabinet ministers.