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.
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.
BEIJING (The Japan News/ANN) - Even as Xi Jinping asserts that he has inherited China’s economic reform, he is not seeking the rate of growth the country has seen in the past, writes senior writer Hiroyuki Sugiyama.
TOKYO/MANILA/JAKARTA/HANOI (Philippine Daily Inquirer/The Jakarta Post/Viet Nam News/ANN) - Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit the Philippines, Australia, Indonesia and Vietnam from January 12-17 in a bid to strengthen security cooperation.