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Asia's Tomb Raiders
 Spirited Away
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October 20, 2003 Issue
 

ASIA
 Malaysia: Mahathir steps down
 Essay: Last of the strongmen?
 Korea: Roh's Woes


NOTEBOOK
 Japan: Baseball's losers win
 China: Blood Feud
 N. Korea: Suspicious accident
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GLOBAL ADVISOR
 Travel: Lowdown on the high life
 Check In: Best airport lounge
 Concorde: A piece of history
 Berlin: Underground art
 DIY: Taking kids abroad
 Style: Bespoke, not broke
 Food: Lambrosia


CNN.com: Top Headlines
Does He Have What It Takes?
Re "Koizumi's Second Act" [sept. 22], the Koizumi era heralds the beginning of image politics in Japan. Junichiro Koizumi has named new members to his Cabinet while leaving the key Minister for Financial Services and for Economic and Fiscal Policy, Heizo Takenaka, in place—a move that was seen as showing Koizumi's commitment to banking reform. Koizumi is a man of great integrity, but a lot will be expected from him if he is elected to a second term in November.
Kazunari Iwamoto
Ibaraki, Japan

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