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The Japanese National Quidditch Team was the team that represented Japan for international Quidditch tournaments. Japan competed in the 442nd Quidditch World Cup in 1994,[1] and in the the 2014 Quidditch World Cup.

Every team member attributed their prowess to the gruelling training they were given at Mahoutokoro, where they practised over a sometimes turbulent sea in stormy conditions, forced to watch out for not only the Bludgers but also for planes from the Muggle airbase on a neighbouring island.[2]



Japan qualified for the 1994 Quidditch World Cup but did not make it to the final. The entire team rode Nimbus 2000s.[3]


Japan qualified for the tournament beginning in April in Argentina.[4] The team rode Yajirushis.[5]

On 21 May, they played against the Polish National Quidditch team and won 350 to 140. The veteran Japanese Beaters Masaki Hongo and Shintaro Shingo put a lot of pressure on the young Polish team, and Seeker Noriko Sato beat Poland's Wladyslaw Wolfke to the Snitch in the 59th minute.[6]

On 10 June, they beat joint favourites Nigeria 270 to 100. Hongo and Shingo were again pivotal in the win, with Hongo smashing the tail off Nigerian Seeker Samuel Equiano's broom with a powerful bludger hit.[7]

On 6 July, they played against the Bulgarian National Quidditch team in the semi-finals, losing the game after 10 hours, when Bulgarian Seeker Viktor Krum caught the Snitch. The final score was 610 to 460.[8]

On 9 July, they then played against USA to determine third place, a game that they won with 330 to 120, thus achieving third place in the 2014 Quidditch World Cup.[9]


In 2021, Gareth Greengrass revealed the team captain as a member of The Unforgivable. [10]


They wore grass-green robes and white protective gears with red accents.[3]


Team emblem

The team's emblem was a white circle with a teal outer rim containing a red dragon with its claw upon a Quaffle.[3]


The Japanese National Quidditch Stadium was built in the shadow of an immense Sengoku-era castle, and was surrounded by pink cherry blossom, the sakura trees, magically kept blooming year-round. It had several huge pagoda-style towers above the regular stands with the colours of green, gold and red, in which spectators could get a spectacular arial view. Instead of a normal Quidditch pitch, the matches were held over a massive koi pond, which was bisected by an elegantly carved wooden bridge. The goals themselves were made in the style of the Japanese gates, the torii.[11]

Team special move

Japanese Stadium

The Japanese team's special move, The Tsunami, involved a lot of spinning, seemingly inspired by Martial Arts. First, Chaser Noriyuki Sato had the Quaffle flanked by the Japanese Beaters. Sato then did a spinning trick to avoid the opposing players, then passed to Chaser Ryotaro Tanaka, who passed to Yoshihiro Suzuki. Suzuki then punched one of the beaters and threw the Quaffle to Sato who kicked it through the middle hoop. Then Tanaka, who was waiting behind the hoop, kicked it to the left hoop where Suzuki kicked it into the hoop.[3]


Japanese National Team
Noriyuki Sato
Yoshihiro Suzuki
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Ryotaro Tanaka
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Minaka Hirakata
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Keiko Takahashi
Keeper Seeker
Tamotsu Iwamoto
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Shizuka Watanabe
Japanese National Team
Ryuichi Yamaguchi Kimiko Kurosawa Yoshi Wakahisa
  Masaki Hongo Shintaro Shingo  
Keeper Seeker
Todoroki Noriko Sato

See also


Concept art by Ross Dearsley

Notes and references

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