The future belongs to the young. This is especially evident in parts of Asia. How young Asians see the world, their own futures and those of their countries often differs from the attitudes of their elders. Their differing views may go a long way toward determining their fate, that of their nations and of Asia.
Young people ages 18 to 33, known as Millennials in some countries because they came of age in the 21st century, account for 50% of the adult population in Pakistan, 43% in Bangladesh, 41% in India, 39% in Malaysia and 38% in Indonesia. But they are only 20% of the adult population in Japan, highlighting the fact that the rest of Asia is on a different demographic trajectory than Japan.