NHK — Jul 13


US President Barack Obama is set to name Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of former president John F. Kennedy, as the new ambassador to Japan.


Sources in Japan and the United States revealed on Friday that Obama is expected to announce soon that Kennedy will succeed Ambassador John Roos in Tokyo.Kennedy is 55 years old. She is an author and also manages a library honoring her father.

Some people have questioned whether she is a good choice for the ambassadorial post, citing her lack of experience in politics and diplomatic affairs.