(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.
good for her
Whosoever played a major role in selecting VEEPEE BIDEN is deserves an accolade.
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.
Hmm.... not loli enough to make a lasting impression there.
Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha
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.
Congrats Caroline !
W E L C O M E !
No experience, no qualifications except her maiden name. Lightweight for sure.
Poitics is ddangerous business
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...
Congrats Caroline. You will do a good job.