Japan National Anthem Lyrics

The Japan national anthem, “Kimigayo,” celebrates the cultural heritage and pride of the Japanese nation. Below are the original lyrics in Japanese and their English translation.

Additional Information

  • Anthem Name: Kimigayo
  • Written Date: 10th century (lyrics), 1880 (music)
  • Lyricist: Unknown (lyrics), Hiromori Hayashi (music)
  • Composer: Hiromori Hayashi
  • Official Adoption Date: 1880

Original Lyrics in Japanese


English Translation of the Lyrics

Here is the Japan national anthem English version. “Kimigayo” reflects the enduring nature of Japan. Below is the English translation of the lyrics.

May your reign
Continue for a thousand, eight thousand generations,
Until the tiny pebbles
Grow into massive boulders
Lush with moss.

Supporting Links

For a more detailed and original content about the Japan national anthem, please visit:
The Historical and Cultural Significance of Japan’s National Anthem
Japan National Anthem History – Wikipedia
These links provide additional details on the lyrics, historical context, and significance of the Japan national anthem, “Kimigayo.”

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