On August 5, for the first time the Japan’s Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport convened the Study Committee on Vehicle Emissions in Off-Cycle to study stricter regulation of large truck and bus emissions for introduction in 2016. The meeting was held earlier than originally scheduled after the government learned some truck and bus manufacturers have been exploiting the previous JEO5 regulations by configuring mechanisms to emit more noxious gases in off-cycle driving conditions, thus increasing horsepower. The committee's meetings are scheduled to conclude by the end of the year and results will be incorporated into the next generation of regulations applying to both domestic and foreign manufacturers.