Hong Kong experienced a night of violence on Sunday as the unrest entered its seventh week, with police firing tear gas at pro-democracy protesters and masked assailants attacking people in a metro station.
Meanwhile, the results of Japan's upper house election are in, and Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition has secured a majority, making Abe the country's longest-serving prime minister. The outcome didn't, however, give Abe the numbers to be able to achieve his long-held goal of revising the Constitution. See our article from last week for more info.
Tensions continue to escalate between Japan and South Korea. Earlier this month, Japan began restricting exports of key chemicals used by South Korean technology firms. South Koreans have since responded with a boycott of Japanese goods. Check out our explainer of the situation under 'new reads' below.
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The Asia Media Centre team