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Drone Programming and Piloting Skills Competition for Children The "Drokatsu National Competition" will be held on March 17 at Abeno Harukas!

~Drone experience event will be held at the convention site at the same time! Sponsors are also welcome!


The Drokatsu Executive Committee Office, chaired by Koei Yoshida, president of HDL LLC (headquartered in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture), is pleased to announce that the "Drokatsu National Competition," a drone competition for children, will be held at Abeno Harukas on March 17, 2024.

Drokatsu National Competition

Outline of "Drokatsu National Competition

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The Drokatsu National Competition will bring together a total of 10 teams of elementary school students and open teams under 20 years of age that have won fierce competition in the Osaka, Tokyo, and Kobe competitions held in November and December 2023.

Date: March 17, 2024, 10:00-17:00

Venue: Kintetsu Art Hall, 8th floor, Wing Building, Abeno Harukas Kintetsu Main Store

Location: 1-1-43 Abenosuji, Abeno-ku, Osaka 545-6016

Drokatsu" official website:

The Osaka convention :

■Events will be held in parallel with the National Convention

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An event will be held in conjunction with the Drokatsu National Championships. At the venue, drone piloting experience, drone programming experience, and silk-screening experience will be available. Please feel free to visit the event.

Event detail website:

Pre-registration site for drone programming experience:

Outline of "Drokatsu


Drokatsu is an educational drone programming and piloting skills competition.

Until now, there have been no large-scale drone piloting or drone programming competitions for students in Japan. In addition to this situation, there has been a growing momentum to raise the level of drone skills in Japan.

The purpose of this competition is to promote programming education using the CoDrone EDU learning drone and to provide drone education that will lead to the next generation.

In participating in the competition, participants will hone their drone piloting and programming skills while experiencing the fun of competition through games against other teams.

The competition is structured to require practical skills in order to enhance drone-related skills for future careers.

Official website of "Drokatsu" :

For sponsor inquiries, please contact:

Competition Details

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There are two types of competitions held at Dorokatsu: the "Piloting Skill Contest" and the "Autopilot Skill Contest. Each will be a competition of drone piloting skills and drone programming skills. Rules and conditions for participation are as follows.

Autopilot Skill Contest

Two teams will be divided into two and compete in piloting skills and strategy by flying a designated course.

Scores are awarded based on passing through arch gates, obtaining bonus balls, and landing accuracy, with the winning team scoring higher than the opposing team. The duration of the competition is 2 minutes.

Autopilot Skill Contest

Compete for a score by autonomously operating the drone for 60 seconds to pass through the arch gate, remove the ball from the starting line, and land. All drone commands are pre-programmed and cannot be piloted.

For details on the rules of each competition, please refer to the official website.



Elementary school division: Ages 6-12

Open Division: Ages 12-20

Team composition

2 or more people

If all members are elementary school students, the team will be classified in the elementary school division; however, if even one member is an elementary school graduate, the team will be classified in the open division.



HDL LLC is the exclusive distributor in Japan for CoDrone EDU, a drone for programming education, and an educational business established by Mr. Yoshida, who has served as the business manager of Fukasora Corporation, a DJI certified store, for three years and has been responsible for consulting and operational support for over 100 companies in the drone business.

CoDrone EDU" product description website:

The company has also established an executive committee for drone programming tournaments called "Drokatsu," and holds regional and national competitions to promote drone programming among children.

Official website of "Drokatsu":

Company Profile

Company name: HDL LLC

Location: Isogami, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo 651-0086

        Sannomiya Sky Building 7F, 4-1-14 Isogamidori, Chuo-ku, Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Representative : Koei Yoshida

Official website URL:

For customer inquiries regarding this matter, please contact

HDL GK Customer Service Center

Inquiry form:

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