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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 September 13, 1996

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E D I T O R I A L
Justice Dealing with unsavory pasts can be a tricky business
Japan It's time to legalize the contraceptive pill
T H E  N A T I O N S
Philippines How the MNLF and Manila negotiated the Mindanao peace deal
Ramos The president's views on MNLF leader Misuari
Thailand Chavalit's dream gateway to Vietnam
Taiwan Opposition leader Hu Hsin-liang's revisionist agenda
Indonesia A split within the military?
India The decline of Shiv Sena's Bal Thackeray
A R T S  &  S C I E N C E
Awards Thai painters brush aside their ASEAN rivals
Books Mixing an Asian brew from political conspiracy
Health Simple tips to beat intestinal gas
Entertainment How Bollywood borrows from Hollywood
Technology The computer industry braces for a crisis in 2000
People A Mongolian barges into the sumo ring
Newsmakers/Passage Mazda's Scottish poster boy
B U S I N E S S
Cover Story Faced with growing competition, here's how Asia's best commercial banks stay ahead
Leaders The success secrets of top banking CEOs
Liberalization The WTO steps up the march to freer markets
Explosion Does the Philippines have too many banks?
Reform Revitalizing an Indian state bank
Scandal Alarm bells ring at Hong Kong's Jardine Fleming
Investing As share prices dip, the bulls emerge
Stocks Banking on the economy
L E T T E R S  &  C O M M E N T
Letters & Comment The pros and cons of Kumaratunga
N E W S M A P
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