Japan American Football Association

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Japan American Football Association
Formation 1934
Type Non-profit
Headquarters Tokyo
  • Japan Japan
Official language
Japanese (JP)
Website americanfootball.jp

The Japan American Football Association oversees junior high school, high school, collegiate, club, and corporate American football teams throughout Japan. Since 1984, the JAFA has organized and sponsored the Rice Bowl, a championship game played between the college national champion and the X-League champion. It also organizes the Japan national American football teams.


Established in 1934, the JAFA consists of approximately 390 teams. JAFA has three different football leagues made up of 64 corporate-sponsored professional teams, 220 university teams, and 106 high school teams.

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