New Ambassador Caroline Kennedy meets Emperor

Nov 19, 2013

New Ambassador Caroline Kennedy meets Emperor

U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy traveled by horse-drawn carriage to the Imperial Palace to present her credentials to Emperor Akihito on Tuesday, giving the public a rare look at a diplomatic tradition. Hundreds of onlookers lined the avenues near the moat-ringed palace to snap pictures ...

Kennedy, Saiki vow to strengthen U.S.-Japan alliance

Nov 18, 2013

Kennedy, Saiki vow to strengthen U.S.-Japan alliance

New U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy on Monday met with Vice Foreign Minister Akitaka Saiki in Tokyo, where the two agreed to strengthen the bilateral alliance, the Foreign Ministry said. During the roughly 25-minute meeting at Saiki’s office, Kennedy, 55, said it was ...

Tokyo-bound Kennedy attends welcome event

Nov 13, 2013

Tokyo-bound Kennedy attends welcome event

Caroline Kennedy, the next U.S. ambassador to Japan, attended a welcome event Tuesday in Washington hosted by the Japanese Embassy ahead of her departure for Tokyo. She is scheduled to arrive in Japan on Friday. Secretary of State John Kerry hosted a swearing-in ceremony ...

Kennedy to present credentials to Emperor on Nov. 19

Nov 12, 2013

Kennedy to present credentials to Emperor on Nov. 19

New U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy is scheduled to present her credentials to Emperor Akihito on Nov. 19, a Japanese government source said Tuesday, marking the formal start of her duty as envoy. Japan is banking on Kennedy, the daughter of former President John F. ...

Kennedy confirmed as U.S. envoy

Oct 17, 2013

Kennedy confirmed as U.S. envoy

The U.S. Senate late Wednesday approved Caroline Kennedy, the sole surviving child of assassinated President John F. Kennedy and an early supporter of President Barack Obama, as the next ambassador to Japan. On a hectic day in which Congress voted to end a government ...

Sep 24, 2013

Transcript of Caroline Kennedy's Senate hearing

Statement by Ms. Caroline Kennedy Nominee for U.S. Ambassador to Japan Senate Foreign Relations Committee September 19, 2013 Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member Corker, and Members of the Committee: It is an honor to appear before you this morning as the President’s nominee to serve ...

TPP, Hague treaty, Senkakus to top agenda for Kennedy

Sep 24, 2013

TPP, Hague treaty, Senkakus to top agenda for Kennedy

by Eric Johnston

At her Senate hearing last week, Caroline Kennedy, tipped to be the next U.S. ambassador to Japan, faced numerous questions about the Trans-Pacific Partnership pact, tensions over the Senkaku Islands, and what she would do about nearly 400 cases of American children allegedly abducted ...

Sep 12, 2013

Confirmation hearing for Kennedy opens next week

Caroline Kennedy, nominated by U.S. President Barack Obama to be America’s next ambassador to Japan, will take questions next week during a confirmation hearing on her appointment, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Wednesday. The hearing Thursday will be Kennedy’s first chance since her ...