Rebel Shaun Boswell (Lucas Black) must move to Tokyo to avoid prison due to an illegal race he had. There, he stay with his father and begins hanging out with Twinkie (Bow Wow) who leads him to the underground street racing circuit where a new style of racing has formed. He falls in love with Neela (Nathalie Kelley), the girlfriend of a powerful member of the Yakuza named D.K. (Drift King) who is not to fond of Shaun. With his new friends Han and Twinkie, he learns how to drift. He begins to win races but D.K. has different plans for him.