St Kilda Friday – 123rd anniversary of the first VFL/AFL match and fighting COVID-19 threats

Yoshi’s passion for the Saints is well known; his club has launched an initiative to boost that same passion that thousands of Sainters share with a pledge to the club and all it has provided over the years – an initiative he could easily take part in from Japan online.

INATT conducts online interviews on men’s mental health issues

With mental health currently a heightened concern, Yoshi has found a South Australian website to be a valuable resource.

Yoshi published on St Kilda’s website: ‘From the Faithful’

Recently Yoshi wrote a heartfelt piece for his beloved Saints, it has been published on the club’s website for all of us to read.

Round 16 2019 – Western Bulldogs v Geelong: Notes for Yoshi’s playing No.1

With the footy season postponed, Yoshi is watching footy replays, picking up hints from passages of play to help him develop his footy skills.

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.