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"The turning point of the game was undoubtedly the staggeringly powerful shot hit by Hongo...."
-- match report Japan v Nigeria, Daily Prophet, 10 June 2014 (Pm)

Masaki Hongo

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

Hongo and teammate Shintaro Shingo were an extremely talented duo of Chasers who made their mark at the Quidditch World Cup 2014 tournament (Pm).

Japan won their first match against a relatively inexperienced Polish side. Their quarter-final was against the Nigerian National Team, which was won after Hongo's precision hit Bludger shattered the tail of Nigerian Seeker Samuel Equiano’s broom (something it shouldn't have been able to do) (Pm).

Bulgaria then beat Japan in "a display of utterly thrilling Quidditch" during the semi-finals, although Shingo and Hongo had dominated much of the game. The Japanese had to settle for a match against the United States to determine third place overall, where they won with a final score of 330 points to 120 (Pm).


Precision aim, artistic and creative flair hitting a Bludger and the ability to dominate a Quidditch game by defensive prowess

Other canon notes and references

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

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



Masaki is a common given name in Japan and can be either male or female (Wikipedia).
Hongo probably comes from Hongō (本郷), a district of Tokyo (Wikipedia).

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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