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

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. (Read more Caroline Kennedy stories.)

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