The JKA Foundation (Japanese财 団 法人JKA, zaidan - Hojin jeikēē ) is a Japanese Foundation under control of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, which is responsible for the orientation of the keirin and auto racing competitions in Japan. The foundation headquartered in Chiyoda, Tokyo Prefecture was initially set up for Keirin 2007. In 2008 she took over the car -race business.
Keirin is the Japanese version of the track cycling, car racing a discharged on asphalt roads form of motorcycle speedway. Both sports go together with horse and motor boat races to the " public competitions " (公 営 竞技, Koei Kyogi ) where sports betting play a major role and which are regulated by the state. The ministries responsible for public Gambling ( Koei gamble ) are the Ministry of Economy and Keirin Race Car, the Ministry of Agriculture for the horse races, the Department of Transportation for motor boat races, the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Interior for Toto Lotto.
The headquarters of the JKA has 250 employees. Revenue in fiscal year 2008, approximately 37 billion yen - mostly from the Keirin business. Resulting in a loss of around 1 billion yen was generated.