Round 1 – North Melbourne v St Kilda: Open Roof for Kangaroos jumping on and not Saints marching in finally

Japanese correspondent, Yoshi presents his report of the Saints disappointing loss against the Roos in their Round 1 Match.

AFLW Round 6 – St Kilda v Richmond: Great win in tough times giving Tiges goalless Saturday

Japanese Almanac correspondent Yoshi is very pleased with St Kilda’s big win over Richmond in their Round 6 AFLW match at Moorabbin.

AFLW Round 5 – Carlton v St Kilda: Still Disheartened

Our Japanese AFL correspondent Yoshi is struggling to find good news at the moment but hasn’t given up. He shares his on-field and off-field battles as well as his thoughts about his beloved Saints in the AFLW.

AFLW Round 4 – St Kilda v Fremantle: Heartbroken could have started on Friday

Yoshi reckons a certain 50 metre penalty summed his weekend up perfectly.

AFLW Round 3 – St Kilda v Melbourne: Upset win over Demons gives early Birthday present

Yoshi has just celebrated his birthday in style with a first ever win by his Saints in the AFLW – it was a tough contest, but one which he won’t soon forget.

Marsh Series Week 1 – St Kilda v Hawthorn: Heartland – the Saints fire at Moorabbin but Yoshi is still seeking a Japanese city to call home

Moorabbin Oval is certainly the heartland for Yoshi’s mighty Saints, but he’s struggling to find a similar niche for himself in his homeland.

AFLW Round 2 – Adelaide v St Kilda: Better performances and good efforts but robbed

Yoshi pleased by the Saints efforts against the Crows in Round 2 of the AFLW 2020 season but disappointed with some controversial decisions by the umpires.

Almanac Flashback – Valentine’s Day in Japan

The Footy Almanac reprises a story from 2015 by our Japanese correspondent Yoshi Imagawa. He provides an interesting cultural insight into Valentine’s Day in downtown Sapporo, Japan .

AFLW Round 1 – St Kilda v Western Bulldogs: Doggies demonstrate experience in front of the newcomer Saints

Yoshi (our Japanese correspondent) is a true Sainter and here he tells us of the special moment when footy returned to Moorabbin and the St Kilda side played its first AFLW match. He watched from a Starbucks not far from the famous Heian Shrine in Kyoto. [Heartfelt – Ed.]

AFL Japan GO League – Osaka Dingoes vs R246 Lions: Great Last Quarter for the Home Side

The 2020 footy season is underway in Japan. Yoshi reports on a see-sawing clash between Osaka Dingoes and R246 Lions from Tokyo.

St Kilda: Being based in Seaford cost games

Recent comments from past players have revisited St Kilda’s troubled Seaford period. But Yoshi is seeing light at the end of the tunnel.

What happens with footy media?

Yoshi is not pleased with the decision to axe the Marngrook Footy Show, and the slashing of Macquarie Sports Radio programming. What do you think?

Rugby World Cup 2019 – NZ v England: Like watching non All Blacks game

Enjoying good company Yoshi was hoping the All Blacks would win their game against England but it was not to be. Here is his account of the game.

Almanac Football – Osaka Dingoes v Mongolian Wolves: Experience and Height won

Our Australian football correspondent in Japan, Yoshi, reports on the first encounter between the Osaka Dingoes and the Mongolian Wolves for the coveted and aptly named Canine Cup.

Almanac Tribute – Danny Frawley will always touch us

Japanese correspondent and St Kilda fan Yoshi pays a fitting tribute to former Saint great Danny Frawley after his tragic death.

Finals Week 2 – Brisbane v GWS: Extraordinary footy I had never seen

Our Japanese correspondent and friend Yoshi experienced an up and down weekend following the AFL Asia Championships, as the Brisbane v GWS final gave him entertainment as well as some cause for concern about the contest’s unnecessary violence.

Round 23 – Sydney v St Kilda: Back to old bad footy with inaccuracies and laziness

A disappointing game from the Saints as Yoshi expressed on social media throughout the game but he is hoping for better things at the AFL Asia Championship in Bangkok. [Good luck Yoshi!]

Round 21 – St Kilda v Fremantle: Stev welcomed back and saves Saints

Slow wifi, umpiring frustrations, Jack Steven, a game plan, and his name on the game day banner, are all in a day’s supporting for Japanese correspondent Yoshi as his Saints win their Round 21 match against the Dockers in a thriller.

Round 20 – Adelaide v St Kilda: Saints wasting opportunities again

As Yoshi’s Saints go down in Adelaide, he wonders from Japan about the idea that “relaxing will bring success in our life…”

Yoshi – My response to Scott Watters on Herald Sun’s Sacked Podcast

Yoshi takes exception to negative commentary on his beloved St Kilda. He also has a distinct preference when it comes to Melbourne newspapers!