TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The main focus areas in Japan's policy planning involving its citizens are childcare and nursing care.

BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - The Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, known together as the Belt and Road Initiative, is aimed at solving the development problems of China, and help the world seek solutions to some common problems faced by humankind today.

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Conflict of interest arise when formula and baby food companies sponsor public health programmes on nutrition for infant and young children.

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - Mainland students in Taiwan are currently excluded from the National Health Insurance scheme.

SHANGHAI (China Daily/ANN) - The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index tumbled by 5.48 per cent on November 27, the largest single-day decline since the market rout in August.

JAKARTA/KUPANG (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Sixteen asylum seekers from India, Nepal and Pakistan, along with an Indonesian crew member were rescued by local residents and law enforcers in East Nusa Tenggara on November 26.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - A survey showed that annual leftovers from school meals average 7.1 kilograms per student at primary and middle schools.

SHANGHAI (China Daily/ANN) - A Financial Quotient test was conducted on 200 primary school students in Shanghai; 92 per cent of the test takers displayed an understanding of financial management.

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Indonesia is currently housing 13,000 migrants while countries that are directly impacted by transnational migration are having a roundtable meeting in Jakarta to solve the issue.

BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to address the opening ceremony of the UN climate change conference on Sunday.