Japan celebrates 20 years of Aussie Rules footy with video documentary

Thursday, January 31 2008 @ 10:07 am ACDT

Contributed by: Sean Finlayson

The Tokyo Goannas and AFL Japan have released a great video documentary titled "History of Australian Rules Football in Japan".

Some of the footage goes right back to the late 1980s and includes some news headlines for the "Tokyo Bowl" VFL exhibition matches as well as AFL figures including Paul Salmon.

The video documentary, which is over 15 minutes long is a chronology in two parts, with the first focusing on the early years and the debut of the Samurais at the Arafura games and the second including progress from 2000 with highlights from the Samurai's 2002 and 2005 International Cup campaigns as well as more recent highlights such as Michito Sakaki's much publicised trial at Essendon.

Click on the links below to view the video from YouTube:

Part 1 (YouTube)

Part 2 (YouTube)

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