Japan Football Overview
The Asian Federation of American Football is the governing body of American football in Asia. AFAF represents full IFAF members Japan, Korea, Thailand, Israel and India. American football is also played in the form of flag football in China.
The Japan Federation of American Football was founded in 1934 with three collegiate teams, and in 1937 the West-East collegiate game attracted more than 25,000 spectators.
Today, JAFA is in charge with amateur American football. Its purpose is to promote the popularity of American football in Japan, to gather the American football society in Japan and to improve health, social life and culture through American football. All of the members of the board are all volunteers with experience in this field.