AFLW Round 2 – Western Bulldogs v Geelong: Pups scoring more and Welcome Aisling

Yoshi is liking what he sees of the AFLW. He’s incorporating some of the skills he saw on the weekend into his own game – go Yoshi and the Dingoes!

AFLW Round 1 – Adelaide v Western Bulldogs: Gather the Pack and Low Numbers

Australian football’s Number 1 Japanese fan and Almanac stalwart Yoshi tells us about his return to training and the lessons he gleaned from the Crows v Doggies match in the AFLW.

AFL Japan GO League – Osaka Dingoes vs R246 Lions: Yoshi’s further experience in footy

Footy has started again in Japan but Yoshi is out injured, a fall from his bike! He tells his story here.

Almanac Book Review – Leather Soul: Reflections of Bob Murphy’s Football Career and Inner Feeling with Uniqueness

Yoshi has started 2019 by reading Bob Murphy’s book Leather Soul.

Harry Simington: Roaring Lion to kick goals and Rising Sun to be drafted

During an Osaka Dingoes training session, Yoshi met and interviewed Harry Simington, then Gold Coast Suns Academy player, who dreams of being recruited by an AFL club.

Almanac Football – Most Improved and Most Dedicated for the Osaka Dingoes

The AFL’s keenest Japanese fan, Yoshi, tells us about his first year with the code – and how he came up trumps at the Osaka Dingoes’ end of season awards. Well done, Yoshi, and congratulations from all at The Almanac.

Almanac Rugby: Rugby and Footy in a Single Day

Yoshi got the chance to take in some rugby, and a good dose of queuing. But he was really itching for the Aussie Rules footies to come out.

New Triathlon Code – Kick, Run and Cycle

Our Kyoto correspondent Yoshi has been trying out alternatives to the usual triathlon configuration. Like a true Almanacker, his footy, and a copy of The Women’s Footy Almanac, never left his side.

Talents and skills needing to stir and blossom

Yoshi has just read The Women’s Footy Almanac 2018 and discovers many thought provoking and positive stories about football as well as life.

Almanac Book Review – A Wink from the Universe: Trust and positives having created Bulldogs fairytales

Yoshi has taken much inspiration from Martin Flanagan’s retelling of the Bulldogs’ 2016 season.

Finals Week 2 – Hawthorn v Melbourne: My emotion overwriting analyses

After a wet week in Kyoto, Yoshi was looking forward to watching his team mate Brian Lake’s former club perform well in the final but alas, it was not to be.

Open Letter to AFL- AFLW fixture needs to be equalised

Running the AFLW competition for only seven weeks as the Home and Away season for 10 club is ridiculous says Yoshi. He believes all clubs should play each other, by introducing two conferences is like AFLW having two leagues.

Round 23 – St Kilda v North Melbourne: Sad to end the season but hope for 2019 – not only for Saints but also for Caulfield Bears

Yoshi reviews the Saints loss against the Roos, and recalls some of his wonderful experiences this season.

Round 22 – St Kilda v Hawthorn: My Passion and Hardwork Influencing Sainters

Bears and Dingoes make guest appearances in this passion-fueled Saints post by Yoshi.

Round 21 – Essendon v St Kilda: Trains Running Unreliably

Yoshi loves trains. Thinking about his passion for locomotives, he draws some metaphors from the Saint’s loss to the Bombers on Friday night.

Round 20 – St Kilda v Western Bulldogs: No more wasting please!

A few friendly drinks aren’t enough to distract Yoshi from the Saints’ reversal of fortune in this match.

Round 19 – GWS v St Kilda: Like Changing Weather

Food, drink, pubs, poor service, and love all cause frustration for Yoshi as his Saints go down to the Giants.

Round 17: St Kilda v Richmond- Not the upset Yoshi was hoping for

Footy loving Japanese correspondent Yoshi has been in town for a footy holiday and to attend his first ever AFL match. Although his Saints were disappointing, he has had a wonderful time here as his report indicates.

Meet Up Night With Yoshi (July 21 at the North Fitzroy Arms)

The Almanac’s Japanese scribe Yoshi is flying into Melbourne next week, he’d love to catch up at the Saints game or at the North Fitzroy Arms, click on the article for details of his visit.

Round 17 – St Kilda v Carlton: Great Win Beating Others

Yoshi is excited by the Saints victory over the Blues even though he missed the live broadcast!