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After securing a quiet nook in the lounge of a plush Tokyo hotel-cum-meeting-place, Madame Dewi spreads out a portfolio of personal photographs on the coffee table before her.

There she is with the Gorbachevs. With actor Omar Sharif. Yachting with the Kennedys. In one photo, she smiles brilliantly between her late husband, Indonesian President Sukarno, and legendary Chinese communist Zhou Enlai. In another, she poses at a royal palace with Cambodia’s King Sihanouk.

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