Caroline Kennedy appointed ambassador to Japan
October 17th, 2013
12:49 AM ET
10 months ago

Caroline Kennedy appointed ambassador to Japan

(CNN) – Caroline Kennedy was confirmed late Wednesday as the new U.S. ambassador to Japan, after being nominated by President Obama in July.

She is the last surviving member of former president John F. Kennedy's immediate family.

Kennedy replaces John Roos, who assumed the role in 2009 and was the first American ambassador to attend commemoration ceremonies for the American atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

After receiving degrees at Harvard and Columbia, Kennedy served in a variety of roles at nonprofits, including the John F. Kennedy Library and the American Ballet Theatre. She has said she will resign from her non-profit positions upon taking up her new role.

Kennedy was a top supporter of President Obama and co-chaired his vice president search committee in 2008.


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soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. sadielamp

    good for her

    October 17, 2013 02:32 am at 2:32 am |
  2. Name Uche Agonsi

    Whosoever played a major role in selecting VEEPEE BIDEN is deserves an accolade.

    October 17, 2013 03:12 am at 3:12 am |
  3. Robert Goodwin

    Well this poses an interesting scenario. Hillary Clinton for President 2014 with Caroline Kennedy as her running mates for VP. You go girls. I think that would be a great team in the White House.

    October 17, 2013 03:48 am at 3:48 am |
  4. Jorian

    Hmm.... not loli enough to make a lasting impression there.

    October 17, 2013 04:06 am at 4:06 am |
  5. Whome

    Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha

    October 17, 2013 05:38 am at 5:38 am |
  6. straighttalk

    Congratulation for getting this job. The system in Washington is rigged. Name is everything. If you are an ordinary honest citizen you get screwed left and right. America is hypocritical, dishonest and criminal. Honest people have no chances in America but as crook on Wall Street or in the Government you can do very well.

    October 17, 2013 05:53 am at 5:53 am |
  7. NanookoftheNorth

    Congrats Caroline !

    October 17, 2013 05:56 am at 5:56 am |
  8. Hugh_Mann

    W E L C O M E !

    October 17, 2013 06:05 am at 6:05 am |
  9. Bostondan

    No experience, no qualifications except her maiden name. Lightweight for sure.

    October 17, 2013 06:09 am at 6:09 am |
  10. Carl

    Poitics is ddangerous business

    October 17, 2013 06:24 am at 6:24 am |
  11. Carl

    She worked for here late dads library ok big deal its your family s and non profit sounds like obama all over again...this kennedy dunce aint is a sham like the rest of them...

    October 17, 2013 06:26 am at 6:26 am |
  12. Marie MD

    Congrats Caroline. You will do a good job.

    October 17, 2013 06:31 am at 6:31 am |
  13. sifto

    Qualifications?

    October 17, 2013 06:53 am at 6:53 am |