Yoshi interviewed by AFL Asia for their podcast

On Tuesday night, I got a phone call from Matt Gale, my good mate and mentor. Due to technical issues, we had difficulty in communicating verbally, but I understood that AFL Asia was running a podcast on Thursday afternoon.


Asking him about it afterwards, I got a message back from Matt on Wednesday morning and I was told that AFL Asia was interviewing me on Thursday afternoon for their #howgoodsfootyinasia podcast Episode 2. I was very excited indeed!


My first live streamed interview started at 2.10 pm (Japan Time) conducted by Matt and Bill Crang (Vietnam Swans). My footy profile was the topic on the show – how I started following footy, how I became a St Kilda supporter, how I joined the Osaka Dingoes, about footy career and writing, how writing and playing are connecting, and etc.


Almanackers who were at the meeting up dinner at North Fitzroy Arms in October 2017 know that I can sing AFL club songs. I am known about it in the AFL Asia community. During the interview, I was asked to sing St Kilda, Melbourne, Gold Coast Suns and Essendon songs. It was good entertainment too.


Here is the live stream of the podcast from AFL Asia’s Facebook page.



I hope you enjoy the interview!


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About Yoshihiro Imagawa

Love, passion and pride are seen on the footy that is the biggest part of my life. 1. St Kilda Club member: I am a passionate and crazy Sainter. Just hope we will win the second flag soon, especially after Dogs and Tigers having ended long premiership draughts. 2. The Osaka Dingoes Player and Public Relations Officer: Player number 44 that I chose to honour Stephen Milne with my wish being like a small forward like him. Lenny Hayes' hardworking attitudes are adopted on my trainings and practices. Nick Riewoldt's great plays are in my player audiobook too. 3. Writing: Here on the Almanac and also on the World Footy News. My skills utilise on great footy websites.


  1. Colin Ritchie says

    Good onya Yoshi, well done! When will we see you down under again?

  2. Well done, Yoshi. Keep up the good work

  3. Thanks Colin and Jan for your compliments!

    Colin – Hopefully I can travel down to Melbourne next year for a St Kilda game.

    Jan – Cheers and I will!

    Hope you are well and enjoy footy.



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