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At some point during the magical history of the magical community of Japan, a need arose for a more organised government structure, leading to the founding of their current Ministry. It was presumably involved in the establishment of the Japanese wizard's code, constituting a combination of legal guidelines and social code of ethics that governs its citizenry, forbidding such things as practicing Dark Magic. As of 1692, the Japanese Ministry of Magic had the additional responsibility of enforcing the International Confederation of Wizards's Statute of Wizarding Secrecy, and began to punish any violators for breaking it. Like the Magical Congress of the United States of America, the Japanese Ministry came to view it as one of their most sacred laws, since violating the Statute of Secrecy was considered to disgrace the offender. This also included the younger generation, seen as how breaching the Statutes meant a student ran the risk of being expelled from Mahoutokoro School of Magic and face a trial at the Ministry.