Round 20 – St Kilda v West Coast: The Battle of Champions

Japan’s #1 St Kilda supporter shares his thoughts on the Saints’ win over the Eagles

An open letter to Nick Riewoldt on retirement

Japanese Correspondent Yoshi Imagawa pens a heartfelt letter to retiring St Kilda champion and his favourite player Nick Riewoldt.

Round 19 – Port Adelaide v St Kilda: Painful and getting upset

St Kilda fell just short against Port Adelaide and left Yoshi feeling sad and hurt. Extra shifts and pressure at work never help that negative feeling.

Round 18 – Sydney v St Kilda: Pride Match – Respects for individuals and being a proud Sainter

St Kilda just couldn’t compete with the pressure from Sydney on the weekend and Yoshi laments the fall out of the eight.

Urging AFL to care about people more

Our Japanese correspondent Yoshi takes issue with the AFL putting profit before fans.

Round 17 – St Kilda v Essendon: Standing by

Yoshi needs answers from his Saints and worries they may still have a premiership hangover from 1966!

Round 16 – St Kilda v Richmond: Fighting for Maddie, future and more

St Kilda fought hard to thrash Richmond in Maddie’s Match in celebration of Maddie Riewoldt’s life.

Round 15 – Fremantle v St Kilda: The Battle of the Beach

St Kilda managed to get one over former coach Ross Lyon and his Dockers at Subiaco Oval. A much needed away win that keeps the Saints’ finals chances afloat.

My thoughts on Houli’s case and the media

Japanese footy correspondent looks at the Houli case from another country for a different perspective.

Round 14 – St Kilda v Gold Coast: Twilight to Sunset and Saints up

Yoshi was busy working for most of the game but still caught as much of the action as he could.

Round 13 – North Melbourne v St Kilda: Coming Down or West

Yoshi reports in on his Saints – from the Coolabah Bar in Osaka, Japan

Nihonjin nanoni?

Japanese footy correspondent Yoshi had a humorous and insightful encounter with a woman from Sydney in Kyoto. It reminded him of his true passion to become a professional writer.

Round 12 – Adelaide v St Kilda: Changing and Hopes

Yoshi makes a connection between his Saints and the UK political situation over the last twenty years.

On Rohan Connolly’s departure from The Age

Japanese footy correspondent Yoshi is sad to see a vastly experienced journalist such as Rohan Connolly depart The Age. Especially at a time when, he says, journalism standards are dropping and the industry looks shaky.

Round 11 – St Kilda v Bye: Enough is enough

Yoshi is frustrated with the footy world and saddened by the terrorism taking place in the UK.

Round 10 – Western Bulldogs v St Kilda

Yoshi takes a look at his beloved Saints against the reigning premiers, the Western Bulldogs.

Round 9 – St Kilda v Sydney: Pride Match or Ross Lyon Curse

Our man in Japan, Yoshi, is devastated. Is it the draw?

Round 8 – St Kilda v Carlton: Honouring Mothers Match

The Saints did their bit for their mums with a Mother’s Day win against Carlton. Yoshi gives us his insights from Kyoto.

On throwing away club memberships

Footy supporters can be a bit melodramatic sometimes. And destroying the membership card is one of the most extreme acts. Yoshi believes fans should stand by their team in tough times.

Round 7 – St Kilda v GWS: Believing Match

Yoshi, our man in Japan, reckons the Saints have finally discovered something very important. Belief.