Motor vehicle standards in Japan was systematically established in 1951 for the first time. On the other hand, in Europe, the United States and Australia, etc., there are EEC directive, FMVSS and ADR, etc. However, it is desirable to harmonize these standards as harmonization of motor vehicle standards will contribute to the improvement of productivity for motor vehicle development and manufacture. As for the international harmonization, ECE WP29 has been playing a key role. Therefore, Japan has positively supported the standard harmonizing activities of ECE WP29. We must promote the international harmonization in co-operation with ECE WP29.