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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.
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.
Japanese witches and wizards attend the wizarding school Mahoutokoro. At this institution, wands made of cherry wood are especially prized, and those who own them hold a position of special honour.
Magical 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. Japan has become one of the few Asian countries where Quidditch has achieved great popularity, growing especially over the last century.
Japan has a National Quidditch team that competed at the 1994 Quidditch World Cup, 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. The team, with a different roster, also competed in the 2014 Quidditch World Cup, beating Poland and Nigeria, but lost to Bulgaria in the Semi-finals. They ultimately defeated the United States winning third place overall.
Native to Japan
The following creatures are found throughout the regions below, where Japan is a part of.
Worldwide The following creatures were all found worldwide:
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Mentioned in the word Japanese)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film) (Mentioned in the word Japanese)
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Mentioned only)
- Quidditch Through the Ages (Mentioned only)
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film) (First identified as 日本) (Mentioned on product labels)
- Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (Indirectly mentioned only) ("Japonais" mentioned on a poster)
- Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup (First appearance)
- Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey (Mentioned in the word Japanese)
- Wizarding World
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter: Wizards Unite (Mentioned only)
Notes and references
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film) - (see this image and this image) - ("日本製品")
- Japan on Wikipedia
- 日本 on Wiktionary
- 製品 on Wiktionary
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 3, "A SCANDAL IN HOGSMEADE" Achievement
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 19 (A Farewell To A Friend)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 2 (Dobby's Warning)
- Writing by J.K. Rowling: "Mahoutokoro" at Wizarding World
- Writing by J.K. Rowling: "Wand Woods" at Wizarding World
- Quidditch Through the Ages, Chapter 8 (The Spread of Quidditch Worldwide)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film) - (see this image)
- Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup
- JAPAN VERSUS POLAND (Archived)
- JAPAN VERSUS NIGERIA(Archived)
- BULGARIA VERSUS JAPAN (Archived)
- PLAY-OFF FOR THIRD PLACE (Archived)
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them