What's Next: Oct 21, 2017

Japanese head to polls tomorrow

Japanese voters are heading to the polls tomorrow in a snap election called by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to strengthen his mandate. Media surveys predict a big win for the ruling Liberal Democratic Party despite the unpopularity of Mr Abe, post-war Japan's third longest-serving prime minister.

Awards for outstanding S'pore youth

The Singapore Youth Awards - billed as the nation's highest youth accolade - will be handed out by the National Youth Council at a ceremony tonight. The awards are given to youth who have excelled in their fields of pursuit and significantly contributed to society.

Energy, chemicals sector woos students

More than 800 tertiary students from five polytechnics, two universities and the Institute of Technical Education will be visiting chemical plants on Jurong Island this morning as part of a career fair to attract them to the energy and chemicals industry. More than 100 representatives from 17 chemical companies will set up booths for the students to find out more about the various job opportunities.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 21, 2017, with the headline 'What's Next'. Print Edition | Subscribe