Independent Administrative Institution

a type of legal body for Japanese governmental organizations

Independent Administrative Institution (独立行政法人, Dokuritsu gyōsei hōjin) or IAI[1] is a special type of legal entity in Japan.

The IAI are semi-governmental organizations. They are regulated by the Basic Law on Reforming Government Ministries of 1998. There are about 100 IAIs.[2]

IAIs employ management methods of private-sector corporations. Each IAI has autonomy in operations and in budgeting.

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  1. IAI is an English acronym. IAI stands for "Independent Adeministrative Institution".
  2. 独立行政法人一覧 ("The List of Independent Administrative Institutions"), 2009; retrieved 2012-2-4.

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