Caroline Kennedy aspires to the U.S. Embassy in Japan
The daughter of the late president John F. Kennedy, testified yesterday before a confirmation hearing before the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate to possibly being named U.S. Ambassador in Japan.
“I am aware of my responsibility to maintain the ideals that he represented: a deep commitment to public service, an America more just, and more peaceful world” said nominee who said she would be honored to continue the legacy of his father.
Kennedy, a lawyer and publisher of popular books, said that if confirmed, will work to strengthen ties between the U.S. and Japan, in trade, military and educational exchanges. Japan is the fourth largest U.S. trading partner and is the basis of the 7th Fleet of the U.S. Navy.
Caroline, who was accompanied by his sons Jack and Tatiana, was questioned by Republicans and Democrats on the committee. Some senators said they would be a “great” ambassador. If confirmed it would be the first woman to a post.