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October 6, 2003 Issue

 Japan: Is recovery for real?
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 Interview: Pervez Musharraf

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 Korea: The man with two names

 Travel: Hong Kong's back!
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 Style: Chocolate treats
 Tech: Portable entertainment
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WELL MET: Regular customers of the ultra-trendy Met Bar in London's Metropolitan Hotel now have one less reason to stay close to their primary watering hole. The Metropolitan's sister hotel, the Metropolitan Bangkok, is scheduled for a soft opening this week—and yes, the Met Bar will be spawning a Thai clone.

The Metropolitan is billing itself as "Bangkok's first truly contemporary hotel." By that you can expect the whole dark wood, Zen-grotto aesthetic so beloved of modern designers, as well as somber staff uniforms devised by fashion's dark prince, Yohji Yamamoto. Other au courant knickknacks include Shambhala...

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