American Football was first introduced to Japan in the 1930s, although it was not until 1947 that it was played regularly, with the Rice Bowl, Japan’s Super Bowl played since 1947. Japan is so big on American Football it has its own page on Eirball at: Japan American Football. Korea, likewise has been playing American Football since the National University Championship was started in 1958. West Asia started playing American Football in the 2000s and China, India, Central Asia and South East Asia in the 2010s.
East Asia American Football
American Football Leagues started in countries like China, India, Philippines and Malaysia in the 2010s. For Japan, where the Rice Bowl, their equivalent of the Super Bowl which started in 1947 see: Japan American Football and for Korea, where their National University Championship started in 1958
American Football has been played in Korea since the 1950s. The Kimchi Bowl is their version of the Super Bowl and has been played since 1995 between the winners of the University Championship (Tiger Bowl) and Social Championship (Corporations) (Gwanggaeto Bowl).
The National University Championship has been played since 1958 and since 1995 is known as the Tiger Bowl.
The Gwanggaeto Bowl is the Championship Game of the Social Championship (Corporations).
Kimchi Bowl (Social Champions v University Champions):
Tiger Bowl (National University Championship):
Korea American Football Club Association (Arena Football):
A-League (Seasons): 2019
B-League (seasons): 2019
China Arena Football League (seasons): 2019
West Asia American Football
American Football started in countries like Israel, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Kazakhstan in the early 2000s.
Turkiye Amerikan Futbolu Kurlu Turkey Tournament (Seasons): 2001
Central Asia American Football
United Arab Emirates:
South Asia American Football
Indian Sub-Continent Pro Leagues (EFLI)
Bengaluru Cup 7v7 American Tackle Football Championship (Seasons): 2015
Sri Lanka (EFLI SL)
South East Asia American Football
Philippines American Football League (Seasons): 2019
Malaysia American Football Association Flag Football Rose Bowl (Seasons): 2019