Kennedy chosen as ambassador to Japan

Updated: 2013-07-25 05:08


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WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said on Wednesday he would name Caroline Kennedy, daughter of the late President John F. Kennedy, as ambassador to Japan.

Kennedy, who is trained as a lawyer, is president of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation and chairs an advisory committee at the Institute of Politics at Harvard University. Active in Democratic politics, she was an early and prominent supporter of Obama's in his initial quest for the presidency in 2008.