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"Hongo and Shingo replica Quidditch robes are now the fastest-selling pieces of merchandise at the tournament. "
-- 'Place Your Bets With Ludo Bagman', 2 July 2014 (Pm) 

Japan National Team

The Japan National Teams are from the Far Eastern country of Japan.

Quidditch

Quidditch has been gaining steadily in popularity over the last century (QA8). It was brought to Japan by Hogwarts students who lost their way and were rescued while flying over the Mahoutokoro Wizarding School. Members of the Japanese Quidditch team say that their skills come from the rigorous training they undergo while attending Mahoutokoro (Pm).

The team mascot is a Hoo-hoo (Pm).

The Japanese side gained third place at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup in Patagonia, Argentina.

Commentary

Notes

There was no sign at the 2014 tournament of the Japanese side ritually burning their brooms after they were defeated in the semi-final. Burning brooms after losing is a Quidditch tradition in Japan that is actively discouraged by the ICWQC (QA8). Thank goodness.

Although Japan are a keen Quidditch-playing nation, there are no Quidditch teams or any other wizarding sports mentioned on its Wikipedia page (Wikipedia).

From the Web

Writing by J.K. Rowling on Pottermore:

Pottermore enhanced reading experience: Quidditch World Cup

Screenshots of the original Daily Prophet coverage of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup on Pottermore: Imgur archive

Harry Potter Wiki: Japanese National Quidditch Team

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