A commemorative postage stamp on the Centenary of the Board of Audit (Japan) :
Issued by Japan
Issued on Mar 5, 1980
Issued for : The system of government auditing in Japan was inaugurated in 1880 with the establishment of the Government Auditing Bureau. A postage stamp was issued to commemorate the centenary of this system. Under the Government Auditing Bureau Act promulgated under the new Constitution of Japan, the Government Auditing Bureau is responsible for auditing public finance.
Design : Scale arranged with the snow of paper
Designer : Mr. Kanji Takeara
Colour : Multicolour
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Denomination : 50 Yen
Perforation : 13½
Printing Process : Photogravure
- A 50 yen postage stamp has been issued on March 5, 1980, to commemorate the centenary of the system of government auditing in Japan.
- The Government Auditing Bureau was established on March 5, 1880, directly under the Cabinet as an auditing institution for public finance. With the promulgation of the Imperial Constitution in 1889 the Government Auditing Bureau Act was established to be responsible for auditing of public finance as an independent constitutional institution under direct control of the Emperor.
- With the promulgation of the new Constitution after World War II the current Government Auditing Bureau Act was established in 1947. The Government Auditing Bureau is an institution independent from the Cabinet and is responsible for auditing of the settlement of state revenue and expenditure and of the accounts of those institutions prescribed by law so that accounting may be carried out in an appropriate manner and also for correcting violations of laws and the budget and improper accounting.
- Throughout the century of its history, Japan’s system of government auditing has thus played an effective role of auditing public finance by checking unjust, improper and uneconomical public expenditure for the country and the people and also by proposing improvement measures for efficient execution of financial affairs.