"....the work of Chasers Ryuichi Yamaguchi, Kimiko Kurosawa and Yoshi Wakahisa should not be overlooked."
-- match report Bulgaria v Japan, Daily Prophet, 6 July 2014 (Pm)
Yoshi Wakahisa was a Chaser for Japan’s National Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup.
The Japanese team that won their 2014 Quidditch World Cup matches against Poland and Nigeria, but then lost to Bulgaria at the semi-final stage. They won against the United States to secure third place overall (Pm).
Other canon notes and references
Yoshi is a Japanese name with several meanings, depending on how it is written, including: 吉 (yoshi) meaning "good luck", 義 (yoshi) meaning "righteous" and 良 (yoshi) meaning "good, virtuous, respectable" (Behind the Name).
Wakahisa may derive from two Japanese words: waka (わか)(若 稚) meaning "youth, child, young" and hisa (ひさ)(飛砂) meaning "blown sand, sand drift" (Tangorin).
From the Web
Writing by J.K. Rowling on Pottermore:
- History of the Quidditch World Cup
- 2014 Quidditch World Cup reports
- 2014 Quidditch World Cup final
- The Daily Prophet
Pottermore enhanced reading experience: Quidditch World Cup
Screenshots of the original Daily Prophet coverage of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup on Pottermore: Imgur archive