The Obama administration is sending Caroline Kennedy, the only living child of former President John F. Kennedy to Tokyo as Japan's new U.S. ambassador. The Washington Post reports the move has been "firmed up," and Kennedy should be off to Tokyo shortly.
Kennedy was a very important donor for the Obama campaign in 2008 and again in 201, when she was a co-chair of the Preisdent's re-election campaign. She apparently had her choice of ambassadorships as a kind of reward — Japan or Canada, according to the Wall Street Journal, and living in Ottawa is like living in a Boston with less personality. So it's not surprising she took the more exotic route, is what we're saying. The Post says the move should appease the Japanese because they like their ambassadors to be "superstars." And it doesn't get much bigger than published poet Caroline Kennedy. The Post also says Kennedy's husband, Edwin Schlossberg, won't be moving to Tokyo full-time.
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