Caroline Kennedy was sworn in on Tuesday to be the U.S. envoy to Tokyo. Kennedy is one of the highest profile (if not the highest profile) members of the U.S. diplomatic corps, and her new role was marked in a fashion one might expect. Secretary of State John Kerry administered the oath at a private ceremony at the State Department headquarters, followed by a reception at the Japanese ambassador’s residence at which Kerry — and plenty of other dignitaries interested as much in the swank company as the fine sushi sure to be served — was slated to attend.
The event comes 10 days before before the 50th anniversary of the assassination of her father, President John F. Kennedy, an anniversary that has prompted much reminiscence lately of all things Kennedy.
She’s expected to take up her post by the end of the month.