"....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)
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).
Lexicon list of Chasers
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
Harry Potter Wikia: Yoshi Wakahisa