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.
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.
BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Over the past decades, previous US administrations have effectively maintained strong security presence in Asia. However, today’s strategic environment is quite different with growing challenges posed by other major powers including China and Russia.