Report: Caroline Kennedy next ambassador to Japan

By Laurie Bennett

April 1, 2013 at 7:33am

President Obama is poised to nominate Caroline Kennedy as the next U.S. ambassador to Japan, the Washington Post reports.

Kennedy was national co-chair of Obama’s re-election campaign, after stepping forward as a vocal supporter of his first bid for the presidency.

Caroline Kennedy
Caroline Kennedy

The daughter of President John F. Kennedy, she has never held public office.

Kennedy was briefly under consideration for appointment to the Senate vacancy created by Hillary Rodham Clinton becoming secretary of State. However, she withdrew her name, and Kirsten Gillibrand was named.

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