JFK scion Caroline Kennedy likely to get nod for Japan ambassador post
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Ms Caroline Kennedy said on Thursday that she hoped to carry on the legacy of her slain father John F. Kennedy as she pledged to seek deeper ties as ambassador to Japan.
Ms Kennedy, a close and early supporter of United States President Barack Obama, appeared before a Senate panel as she sought confirmation for her most public role since she was first daughter from 1961-1963.
"I can think of no country in which I would rather serve than Japan," said Ms Kennedy, with two of her three children and other members of the political dynasty sitting behind her.
The 55-year-old said that she first visited Japan in 1978 with her uncle, late senator Ted Kennedy, and was "deeply affected by our visit to Hiroshima", which the United States obliterated in the world's first atomic bombing in 1945.