OFFICE OF THE CHAIRMAN OF THE
EXECUTIVE COMMISSION

MALACAÑAN PALACE

Notice to the Public No. 3

HOW THE “KIMIGAYO” SHOULD BE SUNG
OR PLAYED

The “Kimigayo,” the national anthem of Japan, should be sung or played with dignity, and the general public should be careful not to commit any act of disrespect in singing or in hearing it. They are, therefore, enjoined, for their information and guidance, to observe the following instructions:

1. The “Kimigayo” is sung or played only on formal occasions, during ceremonies or rites national holidays or during national functions.

2. The “Kimigayo” must be sung, or played in a dignified manner.

3. Generally, the “Kimigayo” is sung or through twice. However, it is permitted to dispense with the repetition.

4. Where there are many people who can join the singing, the “Kimigayo” should be sung in unison.

OFFICE OF THE CHAIRMAN
OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMISSION

MANILA, October 27, 1942.

Source: Office of the Solicitor General Library