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Japan (Japanese: 日本[1]) is an island country in Eastern Asia. Its official language is Japanese.[2]

History

Newton Scamander carried at least two items in his suitcase that were made in Japan.[1][3][4]

During the 1986–1987 school year, Jules Egwu lived in Japan with her parents, who were Magizoologists hoping to observe an Oni. Jules later travelled to Hogsmeade to visit her cousin Andre, who was attending Hogwarts. While there, with the help of Penny Haywood and Jacob's sibling, they captured a Demiguise who was stealing sweets around the area, and Jules decided to take the Demiguise back to Japan with her and ask her parents to find an appropriate place to release it.[5]

During the 1989–1990 school year, a Japanese Dark Wizard attempted to kill Jacob's sibling on behalf of the organization R, but then decided to take the student back to R's headquarters to attempt to recruit them. The kidnapping was foiled by the student's older brother.[6]

In 1992, Vernon Dursley made a joke about Japanese golfers in an attempt to impress a possible buyer and his wife for his drill company named Mr Mason.[7]

Wizarding world

Government

Wizarding Japan is governed by its own Ministry of Magic.[8]

Education

Japanese witches and wizards attend the wizarding school Mahoutokoro.[8] At this institution, wands made of cherry wood are especially prized, and those who own them hold a position of special honour.[9]

Games and sports

Japanese National Quidditch Stadium

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.[8] Japan has become one of the few Asian countries where Quidditch has achieved great popularity, growing especially over the last century.[10]

Japan has a National Quidditch team that competed at the 1994 Quidditch World Cup,[11] 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.[12] The team, with a different roster, also competed in the 2014 Quidditch World Cup, beating Poland and Nigeria,[13][14] but lost to Bulgaria in the Semi-finals.[15] They ultimately defeated the United States winning third place overall.[16]

Magical creatures

Native to Japan

Others

The following creatures are found throughout the regions below, where Japan is a part of.

Far East
Pacific Ocean

Worldwide The following creatures were all found worldwide:

Appearances

Notes and references