The Nihon Keizai Shimbun pilloried Kan’s performance at the G8 summit.
“The prime minister may be drunk with his moment of glory on the world stage, but his indulgence has undermined the interests of his country,” said the newspaper.
I’m not sure what the hell that means either. But the point of the story was to lower the approval rating of the Kan administration. Without any public support, the Kan administration would not be able to do much, certainly not anything that America wanted.
Ooh, those sneaky, treacherous guys. They really take the cake.