Japan is an island country in Eastern Asia. Its capital is Tokyo.

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 gets very upset when Harry and the house-elf Dobby interrupt it by making too much noise upstairs. It was one of the first countries in its areas to start playing Quidditch.

Magical education

Many young Japanese witches and wizards attend the magical 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 government

Japan is governed by its own Ministry of Magic.

Magical creatures

The ashwinder, bundimun, chizpurfle, clabbert, fairy, flobberworm, ghoul, hippogriff, jobberknoll, kneazle, merpeople, mooncalf, plimpy, puffskein, salamander, streeler, werewolf and winged horse are all found worldwide.

Magical games and sports

Japan as a National Quidditch team that competed at the 1994 Quidditch World Cup.[4]

Team Members

Japan's Team Special Move is known as The Tsunami, which involves a lot of spinning and has a bit of a Karate theme. First, Sato has the Quaffle with the Takahashi sisters flanking him, two of the opponents chasers and one beater scream, then Sato does a spinning trick (the sloth grip roll, maybe?) to avoid the screaming players, then Sato passes it to Tanaka, who passes it to Suzuki who kicks an opponent who then throws it to Tanaka who kicks it in, then Suzuki does a dance on his broom.


Notes and references

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