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Web-only Exclusives
November 30, 2000

From Our Correspondent: Hirohito and the War
A conversation with biographer Herbert Bix

From Our Correspondent: A Rough Road Ahead
Bad news for the Philippines - and some others

From Our Correspondent: Making Enemies
Indonesia needs friends. So why is it picking fights?

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KIMIJIMA ICHIRO, 67, EMINENT Japanese fashion designer; of a heart attack; in Tokyo July 14. Kimijima created Japanese- and Western-style wear and accessories, counting Crown Princess Owada Masako among his patrons.

LEANDRO VERCELES SR., 69, Philippine immigration commissioner; of a heart attack; in Manila July 12. A former provincial governor and top diplomat, Verceles was one of President Fidel Ramos's closest allies.

JACK CHIARAPURK, 74, PROMINENT Thai businessman; of a suspected heart attack; in Singapore July 16. Chiarapurk engineered Singapore's first reverse takeover when he acquired publisher MPH in 1972. Today, Jack Chia-MPH's businesses include consumer products and property.


HUMAYUN RASHID CHOWDHURY, 67, distinguished former foreign minister of Bangladesh; speaker of the country's seventh Parliament; in Dhaka July 14. Chowdhury was instrumental in securing recognition of an independent Bangladesh in 1971.


REV. JOHN OH WOONG Jin, 50, South Korean priest; and Pandurang Shastri Athavale, 76, Indian social reformer; the Ramon Magsaysay prizes for public service and community leadership respectively; announced in Manila July 11 and 16. Oh was cited for helping the needy, and Athavale for bringing together different castes and religions.


SULTAN HASSANAL BOLKIAH, ABSOLUTE monarch of Brunei and perhaps the world's wealthiest individual; his 50th birthday; in Bandar Seri Begawan July 15. The government is spending $25 million on the festivities.

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U.S. secretary of state says China should be 'tolerant'

Philippine government denies Estrada's claim to presidency

Faith, madness, magic mix at sacred Hindu festival

Land mine explosion kills 11 Sri Lankan soldiers

Japan claims StarLink found in U.S. corn sample

Thai party announces first coalition partner


COVER: President Joseph Estrada gives in to the chanting crowds on the streets of Manila and agrees to make room for his Vice President

THAILAND: Twin teenage warriors turn themselves in to Bangkok officials

CHINA: Despite official vilification, hip Chinese dig Lamaist culture

PHOTO ESSAY: Estrada Calls Snap Election

WEB-ONLY INTERVIEW: Jimmy Lai on feeling lucky -- and why he's committed to the island state


COVER: The DoCoMo generation - Japan's leading mobile phone company goes global

Bandwidth Boom: Racing to wire - how underseas cable systems may yet fall short

TAIWAN: Party intrigues add to Chen Shui-bian's woes

JAPAN: Japan's ruling party crushes a rebel at a cost

SINGAPORE: Singaporeans need to have more babies. But success breeds selfishness

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