New Zealand Embassy Tokyo, Japan

New Zealand–Japan Mutual Recognition of Amateur Radio Operator Qualifications

On 29 September, the Mutual Recognition of Amateur Radio Operator Qualifications between the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment of New Zealand (MBIE) and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan (MIC) entered into effect.

Under the mutual recognition, the NZ General Amateur Operators Certificate will be recognised as equivalent to the Japanese First Class Radio Operator’s qualification, and a NZ Amateur will be permitted by MIC to establish and operate a station as an amateur radio operator in Japan.

Similarly, the Japanese First and Second Class Radio Operator’s qualification will be recognised as equivalent to the NZ General Amateur Operators Certificate, and the holder of a Japanese First or Second Class Radio Operator’s qualification visiting New Zealand may operate for up to 90 days using their Japanese assigned call sign, with the addition of the ZL prefix.

For more details, please visit the MIC website (English): http://www.soumu.go.jp/main_sosiki/joho_tsusin/eng/Releases/Telecommunications/130927_05.html

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