New Ambassador to Japan: Caroline Kennedy

She was big Obama backer in 2008

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 1, 2013 8:31 AM CDT

(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.

Caroline Kennedy addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012.
Caroline Kennedy addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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