Understanding South Korea’s Generation MZ

The luxe life: Shoppers with tents and portable chairs lining up outside a Chanel store in Seoul in December. With homes beyond the reach of millennials and Gen Z-ers, many are spending their money on luxuries, helping to make South Korea the seventh largest market for luxury brand items globally. — Bloomberg

LATELY, the foreign press has featured some intriguing articles on South Korea’s “Generation MZ,” a term that encompasses millennials and Generation Z, or roughly those born from the 1980s into the 2010s.

For example, Bloomberg reported on young people in South Korea in their 20s and 30s standing in a long line at 5am to buy famous brands at a department store. The New York Times, too, in an article called “The new political cry in South Korea: ‘Out with men haters’”, covers another side of the MZ generation: the rise of anti-feminist sentiment among many Korean young men.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 48
Cxense type: NA
User access status: 0
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Next In Focus

Beware! A politician may be gaslighting you
The aftermath of shootings often shows us how politically insane our gun discourse has become
A final act of anger?
Still serving the people
Why are Pakistanis bashing their elite?
Umno needs a political compass
There’s power in knowing when to bow out
Let’s avoid another nuclear arms race
Jacinda Ardern gives the world a lesson in humility
A Russian homecoming

Others Also Read