Board of Audit (Japan)

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Board of Audit
Agency overview
Formed 1880
Jurisdiction Federal government of the Japan
Headquarters Tokyo, 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
Website [1]

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.[1]

The headquarters is located at 3-2-2,Kasumigaseki,Chiyoda-ku,Tokyo 100-8941 Japan.[2]


  1. ^ INTOSAI: 50 Years (1953-2003), Vienna: International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions, 2004, p. 49 
  2. ^ "Board of Audit website". Board of Audit. Retrieved 7/11/2012.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)