New Ambassador to Japan: Caroline Kennedy
She was big Obama backer in 2008
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Apr 1, 2013 8:31 AM CDT
Caroline Kennedy addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) – Japan is getting another big-name ambassador from the US. Caroline Kennedy's name had been floated for the post; now she's got the job, the Washington Post reports. She follows in a line of famous ambassadors to the island nation, including former VP Walter Mondale and former Senate majority leader Mike Mansfield. Kennedy was a key supporter of President Obama during his first campaign, the Post notes. Her husband, Edwin Schlossberg, reportedly won't be making the full-time move to Tokyo.

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chancesinger
Apr 2, 2013 6:25 PM CDT
We are like vermin we hate everyone know one is any good we can't say a nice thing about anyone.
chancesinger
Apr 1, 2013 9:24 PM CDT
She has stayed out the political dog fight leave her alone.
iq145
Apr 1, 2013 7:43 PM CDT
Obama gives the big salary jobs to whomever backs him! (Note: Obama unloaded Hillary now that he can't be re-elected. He only promised her that job to get her supporters when he was running).