We found 6 Reddit comments about Speed Tribes: Days and Night's with Japan's Next Generation. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.
You mean bosozoku and post-bubble economy?
I found a link for the book (https://www.amazon.com/Speed-Tribes-Nights-Japans-Generation/dp/0060926651#immersive-view_1479918284037).
The unfortunate thing about these types of books is that, while they may offer an interesting insight into the time the book was written, the information is perishable. Speed Tribes of Japan was written over 20 years ago, so a LOT has changed in Japan since then.
I'm familiar with those dudes. If you haven't read this book, it's worth your time.
Here are a few good ones that I have read and would definitely reccomend.
Speed Tribes: Days and Night's with Japan's Next Generation
by Karl Taro Greenfeld
Confucius Lives Next Door: What Living in the East Teaches Us About Living in the West
by T.R. Reid
Black Passenger Yellow Cabs: Of Exile And Excess In Japan
by Stefhen F. D. Bryan
those should keep you busy for a while.
Jake Aldenstein (first non Japanese reporter for a major Japanese newspaper) wrote a book called Tokyo Vice, which has elements of what you are looking for. Its mostly about his life as a gaijin reporter, versus just being a gaijin.
Speed Tribes is a fascinating book about the Japanese underworld.
I've heard great things about "Showa", a graphic novel that covers Japanese history between 1926 and 1989:
Also recommend "Speed Tribes" By Karl Taro Greenfield. Easy read:
Is Speed Tribes still considered relevant? Dunno.