October 12, 2020 Report from the Radio Regulatory Council on Draft Ministerial Ordinance to Revise Part of Regulations for Radio Operators and Results of Appeal for Opinions
The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) submitted an inquiry today to the Radio Regulatory Council (Chaired by YOSHIDA Susumu, Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University) about a draft ministerial ordinance to revise part of the Regulations for Radio Operators. In response to the inquiry, MIC has received a report stating its approval as drafted.
In this connection, MIC made an appeal for opinions on the draft from Friday, June 12 through Monday, July 13, 2020. The MIC received 72 opinions as a result. Accordingly, MIC has decided to open the submitted opinions to the public, along with MIC’s views on the opinions.
With consideration of the additional proposal of the follow-up meeting of a growth strategy roundtable meeting on the effective use of radio waves*, this partial revision will add a new provision to the Regulations for Radio Operators (Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications Ordinance No. 18 of 1990) concerning radio operators’ obligation to strive to acquire the latest knowledge and technology constantly.
Additional proposal of the follow-up meeting of a growth strategy roundtable meeting on the effective use of radio waves (December 2019)
2. Future plans
Considering the report from the Radio Regulatory Council and the results of the appeal for opinions, MIC will proceed promptly with the necessary procedures for the revision of the Regulations for Radio Operators.
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