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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?

Asiaweek Time Asia Now Asiaweek story

The Week of October 11, 1996

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A G E N D A  R E P O R T
Cover Story A special report on Asia's brand builders
Icons How Selangor pewter and Mikimoto pearls stay on top
Competition Who wins when Asian names battle foreigners?
Global Indian brands are succeeding in the global market
Trademarks Which Lee jeans are the Philippines' favorite?
Hall of Fame Toyoda Eiji, Koo Cha Kyung, Rahul Bajaj, Run Run Shaw and Aw Boon Haw
E D I T O R I A L
Opening North Korea's reformers deserve a helping hand
Vision An agenda for Thailand's new leader
T H E  N A T I O N S
Afghanistan The fall of Kabul to Taliban rebels has pitched the country into turmoil. An exclusive report by Anthony Davis
Spoils How the combatants carve up a nation
Factions Who's who among the major warring groups
Timeline A history of conflict
Hong Kong Preparing for the grand 1997 party
Myanmar The military junta flexes its muscles again
Thailand Chavalit for prime minister?
Propaganda America pitches democracy on the air
Japan The emerging third force in national politics
E Y E W I T N E S S
Protest The Diaoyutai/Senkakus dispute turns deadly
A R T S  &  S C I E N C E
Technology In Singapore, sparks fly on the Internet
Music A composer brings 10 mythic women of China to life
Sport Asia's two racket greats announce their retirements
Health How much coffee is too much?
Books A new novel by Manila-born Jessica Hagedorn
People Imee Marcos's marriage heads for the rocks
Newsmakers More pressure on Megawati
Passage The death of a spiritual novelist
B U S I N E S S
Investing Islamic correctness directs the Oasis Fund
Stocks Are chemicals the new growth industry in Thailand?
World Stocks The week in Asian markets
Commodity Closeup A policy shift boosts lumber prices
Company Monitor Wicaksana distributes
L E T T E R S  &  C O M M E N T
Letters & Comment Get U.N. priorities right
N E W S M A P
Navigate this Week's News by Country
Cover Photograph by Antonio Pagnotta for Asiaweek

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