Government Spending 83% open

Japan

What data is expected?

Records of actual (past) national government spending at a detailed transactional level. Data must display ongoing expenditure, including transactions and subsidies. A database of contracts awarded or similar will not be considered sufficient. Open spending data shows whether public money is efficiently and effectively used. It helps to understand spending patterns, and to display corruption, misuse, and waste. We recommend that you consult our methodology section for more information.

  • Individual record of transactions
  • Government office which had the transaction
  • Date of transaction
  • Name of vendor
  • Amount of the transaction

How open is the data?

Data Usability Beta

The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 3

Data format

XLS, XML

Data Location

  • http://www.mof.go.jp/budget/budger_workflow/account/ind - in Japanese
  • http://www.bb.mof.go.jp/hdocs/bxsselect.html - published in PDF, Excel, and XML format (in Japanese).
  • http://www.cas.go.jp/jp/seisaku/gyoukaku/H27_review/H27 - Expenditure review sheet of 5000 projects by all ministries.
  • http://www.cas.go.jp/jp/seisaku/gyoukaku/H27_review/H27 - Expenditure review sheet of 5000 projects by all ministries (database).
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced Yes
    Downloadable at once Yes
    Up-to-date No
    Publicly available Yes
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format XLS, XML
    findable 4
    findable_steps I googled for the data and found the data in the first search result.
    licence_url http://www.bb.mof.go.jp/hdocs/bxssenv.html
    Collected by government Yes
    usability 3
    collector_name Ministry of Finance
    characteristics Individual record of transactions, Government office which had the transaction, Name of vendor, Amount of the transaction
    location http://www.mof.go.jp/budget/budger_workflow/account/ind - in Japanese, http://www.bb.mof.go.jp/hdocs/bxsselect.html - published in PDF, Excel, and XML format (in Japanese). , http://www.cas.go.jp/jp/seisaku/gyoukaku/H27_review/H27 - Expenditure review sheet of 5000 projects by all ministries., http://www.cas.go.jp/jp/seisaku/gyoukaku/H27_review/H27 - Expenditure review sheet of 5000 projects by all ministries (database).

    Meta data

    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Diana Krebs
    Submitters   Masahiko Shoji
    Last modified   Mon Dec 05 2016 11:53:36 GMT+0000 (UTC)