Speed Tribes

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Speed Tribes: Days and Nights with Japan's Next Generation
Speed Tribes book cover.jpg
Author Karl Taro Greenfeld
Cover artist Adrian Morgan / Red Letter Design, Dan Winters
Subject Japan
Genre Anthology
Publisher Harper Perennial
Publication date
1995
Media type Print
Pages 286
ISBN 978-0-06-092665-6

Speed Tribes: Days and Nights with Japan's Next Generation is a 1995 book by Karl Taro Greenfeld. It is a collection of nonfiction short stories, each focusing on a specific Japanese youth in the early 1990s, a turbulent time in Japan following the collapse of the late 1980s "bubble" economy.

Its subjects include a young Yakuza member, a nightclub hostess, an office girl, a motorcycle gangster, a hacker, an ultra-right-wing nationalist, and 'Choco Bon-Bon', a porn star. Popular 1990s rock band Zi:Kill appears in a chapter that documents the writer's time spent with the band and the events that nearly caused their break up.

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