Board of Audit (Japan)
Board of Audit seal (created 1881)
|Jurisdiction||Federal government of Japan|
|Employees||1,277 (as of January 2011) with approximately 970 engaged in audit work|
|Agency executive||President, Hiroyuki Shigematsu|
|Parent agency||Independent administrative institution|
The Board of Audit (会計検査院 Kaikeikensain?) reviews government expenditures and submits an annual report to the Diet. Article 90 of the Constitution of Japan and the Board of Audit Act of 1947 give this body substantial independence from both cabinet and Diet control.
In 1968 it hosted INCOSAI VI, the sixth triennial convention of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions.
The headquarters is located at 3-2-2 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8941 Japan.
The origins of the Board of Audit can be traced back to a division established in 1869 under the "Dajokan".
- INTOSAI: 50 Years (1953-2003), Vienna: International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions, 2004, p. 49
- "Board of Audit website". Board of Audit. Retrieved 11 July 2012.
- "History of the Board". Board of Audit of Jaapan.
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