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"At the other end of the pitch, Chasers Yamaguchi, Kurosawa and Wakahisa put eighteen goals past Keeper Susan Blancheflower...."
-- match report Japan v USA, Daily Prophet, 9 July 2014 (Pm)

Kimiko Kurosawa

Quidditch player, Chaser for the Japanese National Team (2014).

Along with fellow Chasers Ryuichi Yamaguchi and Yoshi Wakahisa, Kurosawa was part of the Japanese side at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup (Pm).

Japan won their first match against Poland and the quarter-final against Nigeria, but then lost to Bulgaria at the semi-final stage. They had a hard fought win against the United States side to secure third place in the tournament (Pm).

Other canon notes and references

Since Viktor Krum, born 1976, was the oldest player at the tournament (Pm), Kurosawa must have been born after 1976.

As she comes from Japan, Kurosawa will have attended the Mahoutokoro Wizarding School, as all the members of the Japanese national side are said to have done so (Pm).

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Etymology

Kimiko is a Japanese girl's name deriving from 貴 (ki) meaning "valuable" with 美 (mi) meaning "beautiful", or 君 (kimi) meaning "lord, noble", combined with 子 (ko) meaning "child" (Behind the Name).
Kurosawa comes from the Japanese 黒 (kuro) meaning "black" and 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh". Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998) was an Academy Award winning Japanese film director (Behind the Name).

From the Web

Writing by J.K. Rowling on Pottermore: History of the Quidditch World Cup

Screenshots of the Daily Prophet's coverage of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup: http://imgur.com/a/AXutv

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