The lyrics of the National Anthem of Japan
Chiyo ni yachiyo ni
Iwao to narite
Koke no musu made
His Imperial Majesty’s Reign
May your reign
Continue for a thousand, eight thousand generations,
Until the tiny pebbles
Grow into massive boulders
Lush with moss
The National Anthem of Japan was written by Kokin Wakashū and composed by Yoshiisa Oku and Akimori Hayashi and Hiromori Hayashi.
Japan has not an official motto.