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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 December 5, 1997

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C O V E R  S T O R Y
Asia's Cities The Top Ten - Why Fukuoka is No. 1
Now for the great environmental challenge
Numbers How the cities stack up against each other
Design Urban planning for the new Millennium
A S I A W E E K  A G E N D A
Cybercommerce Is there real money to be made?
Ventures Meet four Internet entrepreneurs
N E W S M A P
Navigate this week's news by country
E D I T O R I A L
Global Warming What developing nations should do
Korea's Crisis The presidential hopefuls must provide answers
T H E  N A T I O N S
APEC How to address financial problems
Interview Philippine Finance Secretary Roberto Ocampo
Notebook The goings-on outside the meeting rooms
Cambodia Hun Sen's battles have just begun
Interview Answers from the Second Prime Minister
India Political fallout from the Jain Commission report
Investigator The judge behind the Gandhi murder probe
Elections As new polls loom, one man tries to clean up
Taiwan The crime spree is over. Now come the hard questions
A R T S & S C I E N C E S
Viewpoint Pote Videt on the Thai recovery curve
Cinema The Hong Kong movie industry is in reel trouble
South Korea Problems with Seoul's scissor-happy censors
Health Antioxidant vitamins keep blood flowing
People Other-worldly Indian women
Books The soft-centered sequel to Once Were Warriors
Newsmakers First Japanese spacewalker
Passage Currents in the river of life
B U S I N E S S
Bankrupt Yamaichi, Japan's oldest securities company, collapses -- but there's a silver lining to the story
Danger A look at China's vulnerable finance sector
Rescue Seoul asks for help from the IMF
Investing Japan through rose-colored glasses
Stocks Negative sentiment in Malaysia
L E T T E R S  &  C O M M E N T
Letters & Comment El Nio can still do damage
Cover Photograph by Jun Takagi for Asiaweek

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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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PHOTO ESSAY: Estrada Calls Snap Election

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



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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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