In Japan, the largest subculture of rebellious youth are known as Yanki (ヤンキー).
Yanki are a tribe of working class youth who project a criminal image. They're often thought of as want-to-be yakuza.
InfluencesYanki are associated with right-wing Japanese nationalism. They're influenced by a glorified image of Japan's militaristic past. They draw on themes such as Samurai and Kamikaze pilots.
They might say they'd like to restore the Emperor to power. However, they aren't very serious or organized and tend to resort to pranks, bullying and petty crime. They maintain a yakuza-like image but aren't nearly as dangerous as the real thing.
FashionYanki are almost always working class kids. They may highlight their working class roots by wearing clothing associated with Japanese construction workers such as oversized baggy pants and overalls.
Yanki have been around since the 1950s. Their style has changed over the years. In the past 15 years, yanki styles have been heavily influenced by Japanese hip hop.
The classic yanki style is a punch perm.
LifestyleYanki life tends to revolve around cars or motorcycles. Early yanki (such as the bosozoku) were associated with customized motorcycles. They were similar to American motorcycle gangs (thus the name Yanki ~ Japanese for Yankee).
Hip hop influenced yanki prefer American car brands such as Lincoln and Cadillac. In many cases, they buy old models and spend endless hours reconditioning and customizing them.
Yanki are also fond of Japanese luxury cars that have a gangster image (e.g. Toyota Celsior).
Cultural ImpactJapanese comedy often parodies yanki.
The yanki subculture has also been a huge influence on Japanese movies, manga and anime. Yanki characters have a dark style and cynical attitude that's appealing to readers.