International Activities

(1) Research on national audit systems abroad

The Board conducts research on foreign financial control systems such as activities and audit cases of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) around the world.

The Board hosts the Tokyo International Meeting on Audit, inviting high-level officials and senior auditors from SAIs of leading countries in order to seek possible solutions to the common issues and challenges that SAIs face.

Furthermore, the Board participates in the annual Global Audit Leadership Forum in order to introduce the Board’s current situation and to exchange opinions on common audit-related themes in order to promote knowledge sharing.

However, these meetings in 2020 were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tokyo International Meeting on Audit
No. Date
25 2021.12.8
Global Audit Leadership Forum
No. Date Place
6 2019. 4. 8~ 9 China

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25th Tokyo International Meeting on Audit
(Participating SAIs : SAI Japan, France, Germany, U.K and U.S.A)

(2)Participation in International Organization of SAIs

The Board joins the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI: 196 participating SAIs) and the Asian Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI: 48 SAIs), one of the INTOSAI regional organizations, to promote international cooperation in the field of government auditing and to build up closer relations with SAIs of various countries and areas. The Board also serves as a member of the INTOSAI Governing Board and Capacity Development Administrator of ASOSAI.

The Board participates in conferences and workshops held by these international organizations in order to discuss important audit-related issues, and to share the latest knowledge and experiences. In July 2019, the Board hosted in Tokyo an annual meeting of the INTOSAI Capacity Building Committee that supports the development of the SAI's professional capacities.

Furthermore, the Board, as Capacity Development Administrator of ASOSAI, is in charge of planning and implementing capacity development programs to provide audit techniques and promote knowledge sharing on government auditing among ASOSAI member SAIs.

Date Name of meeting Place
2019.7.1~4 Meetings of INTOSAI Capacity Building Committee & INTOSAI Donor Cooperation Steering Committee Tokyo
2021.11.23 75th INTOSAI Governing Board Meeting Virtual
2022.5.31 58th ASOSAI Governing Board Meeting Virtual

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Meetings of INTOSAI Capacity Building Committee & INTOSAI Donor Cooperation Steering Committee in Tokyo

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75th INTOSAI Governing Board Meeting (Online)

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58th ASOSAI Governing Board Meeting (Online)

(Note) These meetings were held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

(3)International Exchange

The President represents the Board of Audit of Japan (“the Board”), which serves the Board as a member of the INTOSAI Governing Board and as Capacity Development Administrator of ASOSAI, exchanges opinions with the heads of foreign Supreme Audit Institutions ("SAIs") and other foreign delegates and gathers information in relation to future activities of the INTOSAI and ASOSAI and methods of auditing.

President's visits to foreign SAIs
Date Visited countries/regions Visited institutions
2019. 7. 26 United states of America Government Accountability Office
Foreign delegates' visits to the Board of Audit of Japan
Date Home countries/regions Visitors
2020. 2. 28 Sweden Delegates from the Committee on the Constitution of the Swedish Parliament

(4)International Cooperation

The Board co-hosts the training programs on government auditing with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for developing countries as part of Japanese technical cooperation.

However, the training scheduled for 2020 was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Date Training programs
2019. 7. 4~26 The Knowledge Co-Creation Program in Government Audit on Public Construction Works

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The Knowledge Co-Creation Program in Government Audit on Public Construction Works(2019)

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Online Follow-up Seminar to Government Audit on Public Construction Works (2021)
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