Kimi ga Yo

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"Kimigayo" (君が代?) is the national anthem of Japan. Its lyrics are the oldest among the world's national anthems, and with a length of 11 measures and 32 characters "Kimigayo" is also one of the world's shortest. Its lyrics are from a waka poem written in the Heian period (794–1185), and the current melody was chosen in 1880, replacing an unpopular melody composed eleven years earlier. While the title "Kimigayo" is usually translated as His Imperial Majesty's Reign, no official translation of the title or lyrics has been established in law.
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Japanese National Anthem, National Anthem of Japan, anthem:jp, ar:نشيد اليابان الوطني, cs:Japonská hymna, ko:일본의 국가, he:המנון יפן, ka:კიმი გა იო, lv:Japānas himna, lt:Japonijos himnas, hu:Japán himnusza, ja:君が代, km:ឃីមីហ្គាយ៉ុ, pl:Hymn Japonii, ru:Гимн Японии, sr:Химна Јапана, ta:கிமி ஙா யொ, th:คิมิงะโยะ, uk:Кімі ґа йо, bat-smg:Japuonėjes himnos, zh:君之代