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Japan is an island country in Eastern Asia. Its official language is Japanese.

Wizarding world

Government

Wizarding Japan is governed by its own Ministry of Magic.[1]

Education

Japanese witches and wizards attend the wizarding school Mahoutokoro.[1] At this institution, wands made of cherry wood are especially prized, and those who own them hold a position of special honour.[2]

Magical creatures

Worldwide

The following creatures are all found worldwide:


Games and sports

Quidditch originally introduced to Japan by a few foolhardy students from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry that were blown off course after attempting to circumnavigate the globe on inadequate broomsticks.[1] Japan has become one of the few Asian countries where Quidditch has achieved great popularity, growing especially over the last century.[4]

It has a National Quidditch team that competed at the 1994 Quidditch World Cup,[5] around this time, the team has a special move known as The Tsunami, which involves a lot of spinning and has a bit of a Karate theme.[6] The team, with a different roster, also competed in the 2014 Quidditch World Cup, beating Poland and Nigeria,[7][8] but lost to Bulgaria in the Semi-finals.[9] They ultimately defeated the United States winning third place overall.[10]

Other history

Vernon Dursley once made a joke about Japanese golfers in an attempt to impress a possible buyer and his wife for his drill company named Mr Mason. He got very upset when his nephew Harry Potter and the house-elf Dobby interrupted it by making too much noise upstairs.[11]

Appearances

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