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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:

UENO JUNICHI, 87, CO-OWNER of Japan's second-largest daily newspaper, the Asahi Shimbun; of pneumonia; in Tokyo; Oct. 19. Ueno joined the paper in 1937. He was the third generation of his family to control it. The other co-owner is Murayama Michiko, granddaughter of co-founder Murayama Ryohei.

• Leong Kwok-hong, 40, an alleged leader of Macau's 14K triad; shot dead in the elevator of his apartment building; in Macau; Oct. 26. The killing closely followed the shooting of two alleged gang members in the parking lot of a hotel.


NOMINATION AGREED:

KIM DAE JUNG, 71, veteran South Korean politician; to be the sole presidential candidate representing the two main opposition parties -- the National Congress for New Politics and United Liberal Democrats; in Seoul; Oct. 28. The pact makes Kim's rival, Kim Jong Pil, premier if the coalition wins the Dec. 18 elections.


HOSPITALIZED:

MOHAMMAD ALAM CHANNA, 41, the world's tallest man, according to the Guinness Book of Records; from complications of tuberculosis and diabetes; in Islamabad. Channa measures 2.32 m (7ft 7.3in) tall.


HONORED:

YING CHAN, AND SHIEH Chung-liang, U.S. correspondent and Taiwan senior editor, respectively, of Yazhou Zhoukan, the international Chinese-language newsweekly; by the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) with its International Press Freedom Awards. The pair -- six winners were named in all -- are "battling a criminal libel suit by a high-ranking Taiwanese ruling party official over their reporting of an alleged offer of an illegal contribution to the Clinton re-election campaign," the CPJ says.


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