Caroline Kennedy to be named ambassador to Japan

April 1, 2013
Caroline Kennedy is headed to Tokyo. (Mary Altaffer/AP)
Caroline Kennedy is headed to Tokyo. (Mary Altaffer/AP)

In the Loop reports:

Looks like there will be a Camelot East — make that Far East: Caroline Kennedy is heading to Tokyo to be the U.S. ambassador. Kennedy, whose support for President Obama during his 2008 campaign was seen as crucial, had been widely talked about as a candidate for the plum diplomatic post, but now things have apparently been firmed up.

As the Loop previously reported, the departure of former secretary of state Hillary Clinton helped pave the way for Kennedy:

[A]lthough talks about Kennedy potentially taking an ambassadorship predated John Kerry’s arrival at Foggy Bottom, her relationship with Clinton is just a touch strained — recall Kennedy’s blockbuster endorsement of then-Sen. Obama over Clinton, the party favorite.

Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.
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