In preparation for writing the big assessed essay for my Japan’s International Relations module, I’ve spent the afternoon in the library, looking over scholarly journals on East Asian affairs for articles I can use. I have to say, the people who write these articles ought to make an effort to jazz up their writing. They are aiming for readership after all. Any publication that can switch its layout to day-glo covers and splash headlines about “Kim Jong-Il’s HOT HOT HOT new hairstyle” and “Japanese PM Shinzo Abe in boozy after-hours press conference” stands to capture a substantial share of the market.

Jim Moore is a publishing industry professional. Honest.


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