WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Joe Biden today nominated Caroline Kennedy, daughter of the late U.S. President John F. Kennedy and former U.S. ambassador to Japan, as ambassador to Australia. Kennedy (Caroline Kennedy) as ambassador to Australia.
Caroline Kennedy, 64, is a former U.S. ambassador to Japan. Kennedy, the daughter of Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, served as U.S. ambassador to Japan from 2013 to 2017.
Biden’s biography on the nomination list praised her for playing a key role in commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, which led to a historic visit to Hiroshima by then-President Barack Obama and a visit to Pearl Harbor by then-Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Carolyn Kennedy During her time in Japan, Kennedy also promoted the rebuilding of the U.S. military in Okinawa, the empowerment of Japanese women and the expansion of daily student exchanges. In November, the Japanese government awarded her the Rising Sun Medal, the highest honor a foreigner can receive, for her efforts to strengthen the U.S.-Japan alliance.