Dinner with Yoshi (Oct 27) – all welcome.

The story of Yoshi Imagawa is classic Almanac. A chance meeting with Yvette Wroby has led to Yoshi writing regularly for our site. Yoshi has taken up the challenge to fulfil his dream to become a writer – in his second language, English. We say he is already a writer at the Almanac and his pieces, especially about his beloved saints, are always welcome, and well-read.


Yoshi is visiting Melbourne next week. He will be attending the Sports Writers Festival.


He is hoping to catch up with a few Almanac people. So we are having dinner at the North Fitzroy Arms on Friday, October 27, from 6.30pm. All welcome. If you would like to join in email me HERE.


Read Yoshi’s pieces HERE.


About John Harms

JTH is a writer, publisher, speaker, historian. He is publisher and contributing editor of The Footy Almanac and footyalmanac.com.au. He has written columns and features for numerous publications. His books include Confessions of a Thirteenth Man, Memoirs of a Mug Punter, Loose Men Everywhere, Play On, The Pearl: Steve Renouf's Story and Life As I Know It (with Michelle Payne). He appears on ABCTV's Offsiders. He can be contacted [email protected] He is married to The Handicapper and has three kids - Theo13, Anna11, Evie10. He might not be the worst putter in the world but he's in the worst three. His ambition is to lunch for Australia.


  1. G’day JTH,

    Thanks for your reminder and I hope to see you and my Almanacker friends at the North Fitzroy Arms Hotel.

    I’m so excited to visit Melbourne next week.



  2. Jennifer Muirden says

    Yep, I’ll definitely be there to finally meet the enigmatic fellow Sainter, Yoshi. Looking forward to chewing the fat with him and having lots of laughs!

  3. I’ll be there in spirit, Yoshi.
    Hope to meet you one day if ever you visit Perth.

  4. Phillip Dimitriadis says

    Look forward to meeting you in person, Yoshi and having a Parma at the NFA. Cheers and see you next week.

  5. I’ll be there Yoshi. It will be fun! I’m looking forward to catching up

  6. Hi guys,

    Jen and Phil – I really look forward to seeing you in person and hope we all enjoy the Friday night.

    Pete – It’s sad I wouldn’t see you but thanks for your kind act. I will inform you when I am going to Perth.

    Jo – Me too. I look forward to catching up with you in seven days.



  7. See you tonight at the mighty NFA.

  8. Have fun tonight,Yoshi and the knackery I hope to get to Adelaide Oval tonight after work geez I hope
    Sayers gets Smith out for stuff all

  9. Good chance to get along for a while tonight Yoshi. Get your drinking boots on!

  10. G’day guys,

    I really look forward to seeing you tonight at North Fitzroy Arms Hotel. Thanks for your comments E.ragnans and Dips!

    And Rulebook, it’s a shame I can’t make a way to Adelaide this time. Next time I will make a trip to Adelaide and hope we can have hot debates on footy. Enjoy the visit to Adelaide Oval tonight mate!

    See you soon!!


  11. Jennifer Muirden says

    My drinking boots are on and ready to kick some goals. Not long now until we shall all meet the endearing Mr Imagawa! Bring it on!

  12. I’ve never met Yoshi, but I reckon he could comfortably handle himself with a beer in (each) hand.
    I know young Jen Muirden enjoys a lemon squash or six, so this will be a good warm-up for her upcoming 25th birthday.

  13. The weather is perfect and view of the city from the BSO is a ripper as always. Looking forward to joining you all soon!

  14. Can’t be there Yoshi but I hope you have a great time in Melbourne.

  15. Thanks for coming to the North Fitzroy Arms last night guys! It was really great to talk and meet in person. I like the pub and feel it’s the home of us Almanackers as well as being welcome.

    I am attending the Sports Writers Festival today and tomorrow.

    I really love Melbourne and hope we can have dinner again at the NFA. Next time I can meet more Almanackers in person.

    Have a good weekend folks!



  16. Wow what a big night that was Yoshi-san!!. Great to meet you. And a few other new faces! The pub was in great form.

  17. Phillip Dimitriadis says

    It was a pleasure meeting you Yoshi and great catching up with Knackers old and new at the NFA. Rousing rendition of Fitzroy theme song was a highlight.

  18. Jennifer Muirden says

    Yes indeed, we were a most boisterous bunch at Yoshi’s welcoming party! ; ) Great night out with the Almanackers.

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