Hooray! Martin Jacques has written another of his wonderfully uninformative commentaries on Japan and China in the Guardian. I have rarely read anything quite so perfectly suited to become chip paper as Jacques's articles about Japan. I just wish the Guardian could send the relevant pages straight to the chip shops and cut out the newsagents.
I say that Jacques has written "another" of his articles, but he actually just seems to recycle the same spectacularly unoriginal article every three months and manages to get it accepted over and over again [1 with responses here, here, here and here.
Infact, why don't you get in on the act? You too can write a Martin Jacques article about Japan. You might even get a nice cheque from the Guardian opinion editors. All you need is a pair of scissors and some Copydex. Just cut out the shapes below and rearrange them to make whatever pretty picture you want! Maybe if you add a bit of that glittery glue and a few nice crayon drawings beside the cut outs, the Guardian editors might like it better: