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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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PASSAGE


DIED:

THANPHUYING SUPRADADA KASEMSANT, 74, private secretary to Her Majesty the Queen; in a helicopter accident in southern Thailand; Sept. 19. The aircraft, flying with five other helicopters, including one carrying the Queen, ran into a heavy storm. In all, 14 people were killed, including other aides to Her Majesty.

• Yokoi Shoichi, 82, former Japanese Imperial Army soldier who returned to Japan in January 1972, after more than 26 years of wandering in the jungles of Guam, unaware that WWII had ended; of a heart attack; in Nagoya; Sept. 22. "I am back home in shame," he said, for not having committed suicide rather than surrender. He married in 1972, and began a career lecturing on survival training.

• Chiang Wego, 81, son of Chinese nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek; of kidney, heart and respiratory failure; in Taipei; Sept. 22. He served as a senior adviser to President Lee Teng-hui in

1993. Wego's mother, Soong Mei-ling, lives in New York.

• Ganesh Man Singh, 82, veteran leader of Nepal's Congress Party; of heart failure; in Kathmandu; Sept. 18. Singh fought monarchist rule in Nepal in the 1940s, escaped prison while serving a life-sentence and fled to India. He was a cabinet minister in the 1951 government that overthrew the Rana monarchy, but served another eight years in jail when a coup brought back the royalists.


SENTENCE DEMANDED:

KIM HYUN CHUL, 37, son of South Korean President Kim Young Sam, for whom prosecutors called for a seven-year jail term on charges of influence peddling and tax evasion; in Seoul; Sept. 22. They also demand Kim pay a $1.6 million fine and face confiscation of $3.5 million he is accused of raising illegally.


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