Board of Audit (Japan)

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Board of Audit
Board of Audit JAPAN seal.png
Board of Audit seal (created 1881)
Agency overview
Formed 1880
Jurisdiction  Japan
Headquarters 3-2-2 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8941 Japan
Employees 1,277 (as of January 2011) with approximately 970 engaged in audit work
Agency executive
  • President, Hiroyuki Shigematsu
Parent agency Government of Japan
Website Official website

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 the 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]


The origins of the Board of Audit can be traced back to a division established in 1869 under the "Dajokan".[3]


  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 11 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "History of the Board". Board of Audit of Jaapan.