Speed Tribes: Days And Night's With Japan's Next Generation

Paperback | September 13, 1995

byKarl Taro Greenfeld

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This foray into the often violent subcultures of Japan dramatically debunks the Western perception of a seemingly controlled and orderly society.

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Journalist Greenfeld exposes elements of Japanese culture that most Westerners never knew existed--the gangsters who control Japan's drug trade, a lucrative porn industry, and more. Greenfeld uncovers a Japan out of kilter with the orderly society of popular conception, and teaches how Japan's once miraculous economy has given rise to ...

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This foray into the often violent subcultures of Japan dramatically debunks the Western perception of a seemingly controlled and orderly society.

This foray into the often violent subcultures of Japan dramatically debunks the Western perception of a seemingly controlled and orderly society.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.69 inPublished:September 13, 1995Publisher:HarperCollins

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ISBN - 10:0060926651

ISBN - 13:9780060926656

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Journalist Greenfeld exposes elements of Japanese culture that most Westerners never knew existed--the gangsters who control Japan's drug trade, a lucrative porn industry, and more. Greenfeld uncovers a Japan out of kilter with the orderly society of popular conception, and teaches how Japan's once miraculous economy has given rise to a predatory subculture.

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"A grippingly fresh portrait of an unseen country...As faces and stories accumulate like mosaic tiles, Japan's netherworld emerges with almost unbelievable vividness." (Washington Post Book World)