Please be aware that this Section of the 'Gaijin Rider' Website is by no means complete... it is very much 'a work in progress'....
New information is added regularly... at least once - more often than not, three or four times - a week...
One of the major problems with 'defining' the Yankī and Bōsōzoku, or any other youth subculture for that matter, is that they are, by their very nature,
'organic' movements, in that they are undergoing constant change and re-evaluation from within, and as such any 'one-size-fits-all' approach to understanding
the sibject will be found wanting.
Due to the very 'organic' nature of Yankī and Bōsōzoku subcultures, in many cases no one definition may be universally accepted by all. Therefore,
where such cases of possible conflicting and/or contradictory meanings of certain terms occur I have endevoured to give not only the generally accepted meaning, but also
any major 'variations' in belief and/or practice.