Selection of Tokyo for IFIAR’s Permanent Secretariat
(Statement by Foreign Press Secretary Yasuhisa Kawamura)

April 22, 2016

  1. 1. The government of Japan highly welcomes that the International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators (IFIAR) decided at the plenary meeting held in London during April 19-21 to establish an IFIAR Permanent Secretariat in Tokyo.

    2. Japan conducted recruitment activities in a unified manner with the Financial Services Agency and Certified Public Accountants and Auditing Oversight Board as primary advocates and received cooperation from the Minister for Foreign Affairs in a variety of ways. We would like to thank the relevant entities/people who have cooperated with us and supported us so far.

    3. Japan will continue to make efforts to promote further advances by IFIAR’s activities by making proactive contributions to IFIAR discussions.