The Youth Element: Visions of the Future

Welcome to the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada’s new podcast series about youth cultures in East Asia. Over the next several weeks, join co-hosts Justin Kwan and Linda Qian as they travel across five cities in East Asia: Shanghai, Taipei, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seoul, to listen to the voices of millennials and learn more about contemporary East Asia through their views and the stories of their own lives.

The Youth Element is now available on iTunes and Google Play Music!  

Ep 7: Visions of the Future

This is it – the series finale of The Youth Element. In this episode, join co-hosts Justin and Linda as they break down, one last time, what their peers abroad think of when it comes to “adulting.” More specifically, tune in to hear about millennial concerns over growing into adulthood in Taipei, Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Seoul – from incredibly intensive job application systems, to long-term, but just-as-real, worries over pensions!

Stick around until the end of this episode to discover what’s in store for the podcast’s co-hosts, as they too have taken their own next steps towards “adulting.” And finally, a big thank you to all of our audience members who have listened to and supported this podcast series!




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The views expressed here are those of the author, and do not necessarily represent the views of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.

Justin Kwan

Justin Kwan is a Project Specialist at the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and the co-host of The Youth Element: A Podcast Series on East Asia's Millennials.

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Linda Qian

Linda Qian is a Post-Graduate Research Fellow at the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, and a graduate from the University of Oxford’s School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies.

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