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Would it be okay if I added the category "Japanese individuals" to the characters with obviously Japanese names, for example Natsumi Suzuki or Aki Sugiyama? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by SorenaJ (talkcontribs).

I'd, personally, rather not. Unless they are known Japanese individuals (i.e. Tamotsu Iwamoto or Minaka Takahashi), I think we'd better err on the side of caution and label those as British (as attending Hogwarts School seems to suggest); like Cho Chang they might simply be of Oriental ancestry but be naturalised British. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 18:30, August 13, 2012 (UTC)
Okay, sure, then I won't do that. Can I add a Behind the Scenes section, where I suggest that based on their name, they are most likely of Japanese descent?SorenaJ (talk) 18:36, August 13, 2012 (UTC)
Alright. --  Seth Cooper  owl post! 18:47, August 13, 2012 (UTC)
Okay, thank you. I'll do that. SorenaJ (talk) 18:48, August 13, 2012 (UTC)
Category:Japanese individuals, as a subcategory of Category:Individuals by nationality, is meant for characters known to be citizens of Japan, not citizens of other countries who may be of Japanese descent. The players on the Japanese National Quidditch team can safely be presumed to have been citizens of that country, since they played for it, but in order to attend Hogwarts, Tomoko Kajiwara would have to be from the UK or Ireland, as a Japanese citizen would've attended Mahoutokoro. Starstuff (Owl me!) 21:20, August 13, 2012 (UTC)
I guess you're both right. Thank you. As a added etymology, I realized that there wasn't even a teeny-tiny mention of the fact that those individuals were presumably Japanese (or Indian, Tanzanian, whatever), but I'm just going to add a Behind the Scenes section. SorenaJ (talk) 06:57, August 14, 2012 (UTC)