Japan’s Cabinet has introduced a bill to revise aviation law as part of wider aviation legislation encouraging industry recovery following the pandemic. One of the amendments establishes a system to realize Level 4 BVLOS flights of UAVs in manned airspace. The government’s goal is to achieve beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flights, called Level 4 flights, by 2022. The Japanese government also plans the further utilization of UAVs such as package transportation over urban areas.
(Source: https://www.unmannedairspace.info/emerging-regulations/japan-approves-a-bill-to-help-realise-bvlos-flights-in-unsegregated-airspace/ )