TOKYO/SEOUL/SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Japan and South Korea battle entrenched mindsets as the younger generation pushes back against the overtime culture. The Straits Times takes a look at the situation in these countries and Singapore, and how some workers and firms are coping.

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TOKYO/SEOUL/SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Japan and South Korea battle entrenched mindsets as the younger generation pushes back against the overtime culture. The Straits Times takes a look at the situation in these countries and Singapore, and how some workers and firms are coping.

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - President Rodrigo Duterte calls on superpowers US, China and Russia not to interfere in the affairs of Asean as the Philippines takes over the chairmanship.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - A European Union envoy says the organisation hopes to “push even further” its ties with Asean as it “tries to maintain its global and regional position”.

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Thailand may face an indirect hit from a potential trade war between the US and China.

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Mum on the dams, Thailand backs China’s blasting plan, a danger to wildlife that could shift our border.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The installation of a girl statue symbolising comfort women in front of the Japanese Consulate General in Busan despite a 2015 deal has caused ties between Japan and South Korea to sour again.

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TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - To establish the rule of law in the South and East China seas, where Beijing is pursuing maritime advances, countries concerned should promote even closer cooperation.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Duterte says he may impose martial law if drug problem deteriorates. 

KUALA LUMPUR (The Straits Times/ ANN) - Critics of the improving ties between Malaysia and China have accused Prime Minister Najib Razak of selling out Malaysia's interests. 

JAKARTA (The Straits Times/ ANN) - The perpetrators of the Jan 14 attack last year, dubbed the "Jakarta Four", were killed at the scene, but investigations later established that the plot was facilitated by a wide network of terrorists in Indonesia. 

JAKARTA (The Straits Times/ ANN) - A year ago, four gunmen and suicide bombers mounted a brazen strike in the heart of Jakarta in the name of ISIS. It was the first ISIS-inspired attack in Indonesia, and one that would signal the start of a campaign of terror in the country. The Sunday Times finds out what has changed for people living and working in the capital, and examines the looming threat of ISIS in the world's most populous Muslim nation.

LUANG PRABANG, Laos (The Straits Times/ ANN) - Many opportunities for businesses beckon, says President Tan at the end of state visits. 

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ ANN) - Globalisation's chief supporters meet at a time when system they shaped is most under threat. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The five sectors opened to Japanese investors were manufacturing, infrastructure and logistics, tourism, services and agribusiness.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Korean and Filipino hostages were freed three months after being taken by suspected Abu Sayyaf rebels off Tawi-Tawi island in southern Philippines.