The X League championship is heading to western Japan for the first time since 2008. So is the overall national championship.

Tetsuo Takata threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Taiji Koyama with 1:11 remaining as the Panasonic Impulse defeated the defending national champion Fujitsu Frontiers 24-21 on Monday at Tokyo Dome in the 29th Japan X Bowl.

It was the first X League title since 2008 and seventh overall for the Impulse, who play collegiate champion Ritsumeikan University of Kyoto Prefecture for the overall national title in the Rice Bowl on Jan. 3 at Tokyo Dome.