US Senate panel approves Kennedy for Japan post
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Senate panel has approved the nomination of Ms Caroline Kennedy to serve as the United States (US) ambassador to Japan.
By voice vote on Monday, the Foreign Relations Committee endorsed President Barack Obama's choice, the former first daughter who has promised to carry forward John F Kennedy's legacy with humility.
Ms Kennedy helped propel Mr Obama to the Democratic presidential nomination with her endorsement over Mrs Hillary Rodham Clinton, the only time she's endorsed a presidential candidate other than her uncle Ted in 1980.
If confirmed, Ms Kennedy would replace Mr John Roos, a former Silicon Valley lawyer and top Obama campaign fund-raiser.