One thing is for sure: over at The Asahi Shimbun, there is a sharp line between reporting and editorializing...and they give their reporters the freedom to skip right over it.
Amaterasu help these authors, who think themselves journalists.
Then again, just plug in 菅首相 and 外交 into a search engine and you get pretty much the same stuff appearing everywhere else.
Whatever happened to just laying out a diplomatic schedule on the assumption that Kan will be the prime minister, then doing a global replace on all the documents when he resigns and a new prime minister is elected in his place? What the heck are these foreign ministry anonymice whining about?