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Government Spending 85% open


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 location - in Japanese - published in PDF, Excel, and XML format (in Japanese). - Expenditure review sheet of 5000 projects by all ministries. - Expenditure review sheet of 5000 projects by all ministries (database).
Data licence
Data format   XLS, XML
Reviewer   Diana Krebs
Submitters   Masahiko Shoji
Last modified   Mon Dec 05 2016 11:53:36 GMT+0000 (UTC)



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