The Tokai American Football Association (東海学生アメリカンフットボール連盟) (sometimes stylized as the "ToKai") is an American college football league made up of colleges and universities in the Tōkai region of Japan.
The League was founded in 1975.
|Tempaku-ku, Nagoya, Aichi
|Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, Aichi
|Shōwa-ku, Nagoya, Aichi
|Aichi Gakuin University
|Nisshin/Chikusa-ku, Nagoya/Kita-ku, Nagoya, Aichi
|Nagoya University of Commerce & Business
|Nagoya Gakuin University
|Nagoya Institute of Technology
|Red, Grey, and Black
|Nihon Fukushi University
| Tokai University
(Marine Science Department)
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