American Football in Japan
(U.S. Armed Forces Football)
Army Pacific Olympics Atom Bowl Cherry Bowl Rice Bowl Sukiyaki Bowl Typhoon Bowl

Army Pacific Olympics
Osaka
game 1 1940  11th Airborne Angels (W 27-0) Clark Field,   (Jan. 13)
game 2 1940  11th Airborne Angels (W 18-0) Honolulu All-Stars,   (Jan. 27)
Atom Bowl
Atomic Athletic Field No. 2, Nagasaki
Atom Bowl 1946  Isahaya Tigers (W 14-13) Nagasaki Bears (2nd Marines Div.),  2,000  (Jan. 1)
Cherry Bowl
Yokohama
Cherry Bowl 1952  Camp Drake (W 20-12) Yolsula Naval Base,   (Jan. 1)
Rice Bowl
Meiji Stadium, Tokyo
Rice Bowl 1 1946  11th Airborne Angels (W 25-12) 41st Division Jungaleers,  15,000  (Jan. 1)
Rice Bowl 2 1947  Yokota Air Base (W 13-8) 1st Air Division,  7,000  (Jan. 1)
Rice Bowl 3 1948  Korea All-Stars (W 19-13) Japan All-Stars,   (Jan. 1)
Rice Bowl 4 1949  Army Ground Forces (W 13-7) Air Force,  20,000  (Jan. 1)
Rice Bowl 5 1950  Far East Air Force All-Stars (W 18-14) Army All-Stars,   (Jan. 2, pp from 1/1)
Rice Bowl 6 1953  Camp Drake (W 25-6) Yokosuka Naval Base,   (Jan. 1)
Rice Bowl 7 1954  Camp Fisher (W 19-13) Nagoya Air Base,   (Jan. 1)
Rice Bowl 8 1955  Air Force (W 21-14) Marines,    (Jan. 1)
Rice Bowl 9 1955  Air Force (W 33-14) Army,  40,000  (Dec. 31)
Rice Bowl 10 1957  Johnson Air Base Vanguards (W 6-0) Marine Corp. Sukiran Streaks,   (Dec. 7)
Rice Bowl 11 1958  Air Force All-Stars (W 20-0) Army All-Stars,   (Dec. 20)
Sukiyaki Bowl
Meiji Stadium, Tokyo (1953-55)
Sukiyaki Bowl 1 1953  Marines (W 83-6) Army All-Stars,  
Sukiyaki Bowl 2 1954  3rd Marine Division (W 27-13) Army All-Stars,  8,000/30,000 (Dec. 19)
Sukiyaki Bowl 3 1955  U.S. Far East Air Force (W 21-0) Navy,   (Dec. 18)
Sukiyaki Bowl 4 1956  Camp Tokyo Air Force (W 29-7) Camp Fisher Marines,  at Okinawa (Dec. 16)
Sukiyaki Bowl 5 1957  Okinawa Sukiran Streaks (3rd Marine Div.) (W 39-9) Atsugi Flyers,  at Okinawa (Dec. 1)
The Sukiyaki Bowl winner played the Kimchi Bowl victor in the Rice Bowl. Renamed the Shuri Bowl in 1958.
Sukiyaki Bowl 1 1962  Okinawa Marine Strikers (W 18-6) 7th Infantry Div. Bayonets (Korea),  at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa (Dec. 7)
Sukiyaki Bowl 2 1963  1st Cavelry (W 29-7) Camp Fisher Marines,  at Okinawa (Dec. 16)
Sukiyaki Bowl 3 1964  3rd Marine Division (W 27-14) 7th Infantry Bayonets (Korea),  at Okinawa
Typhoon Bowl
Fort Buckner, Okinawa
(incomplete)
Typhoon Bowl 6 1955  Air Force All-Stars (W 19-6) Army All Stars,  at McChord Field Kadena  (Jan. 1)
Typhoon Bowl 7 1956  Marine All-Stars (W 13-6) Army All-Stars,  at Olympic Field  4,000  (Jan. 1)
Typhoon Bowl 8 1956  Army All-Island (W 13-0) Marines,   (Dec. 30)
Typhoon Bowl 9 1957  Marine All-Stars (W 32-12) Army All-Stars,   (Dec. 28)
 Note:
  Rice Bowl #1 (1946) was also called the Tokyo Bowl and the Fish Bowl.
  Rice Bowl #4 (1949) was also called the Oriental Rice Bowl.
  A rice bowl is a military colloquialism that indicates an inflexible allegiance to a project.
  For the Rice Bowls played in China in 1945, go to the China U.S. Services Football page.
  No clue as to Typhoon Bowls 1 to 6. For earlier bowl games at Okinawa, see the Rock Bowl

The Rice Bowl is the Japanese American Football Championship since 1983. Full records at the Japan American Football Association page.

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