SAI Japan Publishes Book on Organization’s 130-Year History

The Board of Audit of Japan (the Board), the nation’s Supreme Audit Institution (SAI), recently published the “History of the Board of Audit from 1880 to 2010,” which describes the development of government auditing in Japan since the Board’s establishment in 1880. The 130-year chronicle provides readers with the Board’s legal, historical and organizational perspectives with a focus on how government audit has evolved in response to the changing environment.

Inside, readers will discover how the Board, from the earliest stages of its development, studied and adopted a system from continental European countries and began audit work emphasizing the objectives of economy, accuracy and regularity.
This book is a useful publication for the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) community, researchers and students alike to gain a better understanding of the Board’s history and current audit activities.

A limited number of copies are still available (in print or electronically on CD). To request a copy, email

“History of the Board of Audit from 1880 to 2010” is the English version of “Kaikei Kensain Hyaku-sanju Nen Shi,” originally published in 2010 to mark SAI’s Japan’s 130th anniversary.

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