CAROLINE KENNEDY REPORTED TO BE OBAMA'S CHOICE AS AMBASSADOR TO JAPAN
Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) Bloomberg News reported today that Caroline Kennedy*, the daughter of President & Mrs. John F. Kennedy, is President Barack Obama's choice to be the next United States ambassador to Japan.
The news service added, however, that while the President "has signed off on her nomination," Caroline, who is 55 years old, "hasn't been vetted yet."
September 26, 2011
Photo by John White
The United States Embassy in Japan is located in Tokyo where the current ambassador, John Roos**, presented his credentials to Emperor Akihito on August 20, 2009.
Former Tennessee Senator Howard H. Baker, Jr. served as ambassador to Japan from July 2001 to February 2005.
President Kennedy appointed Edwin Reischauer*** who served as US ambassador to Japan from 1961 to 1966.
*Caroline Kennedy was born in New York City on November 27, 1957, the daughter of John F. & Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. Ms. Kennedy earned her A.B. at Harvard & her J.D. from Columbia Law School.
In 1986, Caroline married Edwin Schlossberg. They have 3 children: Rose, Tatiana & John. Ms. Kennedy is President of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation & is the editor of best-selling books on law, history, politics & poetry.
Caroline Kennedy Book Signing
Photo by John White (2011)
**John V. Roos, born in 1955, grew up in San Francisco & graduated from Stanford University & earned his JD at the Stanford School of Law in 1980.
In 1985 he was hired by Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati.
US Ambassador to Japan
US State Department Photo
***Edwin O. Reischauer (1910-1990) was born to missionaries in Tokyo. He received his BA at Oberlin in 1931 & his PhD from Harvard where he taught for 40 years.
Senator Jay Rockefeller, one of his former students, described Dr. Reischauer as being 'what a teacher is meant to be, one who can change the lives of his students.'