John Roos, Ambassador to Japan!
Meanwhile, over at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, they are probably crankin' it up.
Later - Lest I be seen as being too mean to the Mainichi Shimbun, I note that The Asahi Shimbun also has a history it would want us to forget.
Even later - Of course the "I trust in nothing I read until I see it on the White House website" rule applies in this instance. Akira ni natta me once, shame on you...