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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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The Week of April 24, 1998

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C O V E R  S T O R Y
Cinema A host of Asian film people went Hollywood and made it big. Some almost wish they had never gone
E D I T O R I A L
Reality Check The Western plot, the U.S. bailout, the IMF solution and other myths of the Asian economic crisis
T H E  N A T I O N S
South Korea Despite initial hopes of a breakthrough, talks between Seoul and Pyongyang fall through
Malaysia UMNO tinkers with its internal election process -- and it's mainly incumbents who are pleased
Macau Next year, China will get back the Portuguese-run haven. Beijing also looks set to inherit a host of problems
Crime After an eight-month truce, a resumption of triad wars exposes the government's lack of authority
Hong Kong Death strikes again -- this time at fish
Cambodia The Khmer Rouge has its back to the wall
A R T S & S C I E N C E S
Books Pramoedya Ananta Toer, the storyteller of Buru
Environment Living with the terror of man-eating leopards
Technology A smart way of getting motorists to pay up
Health When young asthmatics can still have fun
People Career change for an ex-chaebol chief
Newsmakers A parliamentary effort for Lim Guan Eng
Passage Eddies in the river of life
Viewpoint A "WTO" to regulate money flows?
B U S I N E S S
Turning ProtectionistIndia's new government is reversing the tide of economic reform to strengthen local industry
Interview The planning chief explains the BJP's priorities
Crisis Watch Dealing with Indonesia's debt mountain
Investing Getting art-smart with Southeast Asian paintings
Stocks Phone companies may lead a Thai market recovery
L E T T E R S  &  C O M M E N T
Letters & Comment For better or worse, Estrada
N E W S M A P
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COVER: President Joseph Estrada gives in to the chanting crowds on the streets of Manila and agrees to make room for his Vice President

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

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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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