Why have Japanese automakers continuously succeeded in producing the greenest cars in the world? Green Cars and Emission Standards answers this stimulating question. Their success is closely related to the world's strictest emission standards for cars in Japan. The author in this book intensively analyses the evolution of automobile air pollution policy and emission standard in Japan from the 1960s to the 2000s, with the policy networks framework. He successfully explains how/why the Japanese Government has been able to continuously establish highly strict emission standards and how/why Japanese automakers have been able to achieve them. The book provides clear, reliable and detailed information for those with an interest in Japanese automobile air pollution policy, emission standard and Japanese green car. It will also be of interest to students studying environmental policy and public policy as well as people in consultancy sectors, the policy community and NGOs/NPOs.