Caroline Kennedy heading to Japan as new U.S. Ambassador – Tola Adenle

April 1, 2013

Women, World

Her grandfather, Joseph P. Kennedy was U.S. Ambassador to The Court of St. James, England in the 40s.  Her dad was U.S. President John F. Kennedy.  One of her aunts, Jean Kennedy-Smith served in Ireland, the Kennedys’ ancestral root in the 90s. Two uncles – Robert & Edward – were U.S. Senators and several cousins have been active in politics and community activities.

Caroline, herself,  a chip off the old block(s), may not have run for elective office or held office as an appointee but that is no more, having been given the nod to be U.S. emissary to Japan as the new ambassador.  She worked for it.

She served actively in President Obama’s re-election campaign last year as co-chair and earlier in 2008, she was a donor of note.  Her Uncle “Ted” was an early booster for Obama in 2008 and despite his illness, gave not just the convention rousing call to arms to the Democratic faithful but had fired the early salvo at Georgetown University to state his case for an Obama presidency as an idea whose time was ripe.

Ms. Kennedy-Schlossberg will become the first female American to head the U.S. Embassy in the Land of the Rising Sun.

Caroline is the only surviving child of John & Jackie Kennedy.

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4 Comments on “Caroline Kennedy heading to Japan as new U.S. Ambassador – Tola Adenle”

  1. Mayo Says:

    Caro’s finally out of the cocoon in style. The Kennedy Dynasty!



    • emotan77 Says:

      Dear Mayo,

      Welcome to my blog.

      Yes, and what a way to come out! We are all wishing her well. A dynasty of selfless service and aligning with the interests of those less-privileged in society.




  2. Fatai Bakare Says:

    Congrats to her. I personally wish her good tenure of office and may God be with her.



    • emotan77 Says:

      Dear Fatai,

      Thanks. It’s really a big congratulations to her now that she’s finally coming out to claim what is her destiny: public service. Perhaps one of the most private of Kennedys – ever – Caroline comes adequately prepared – though informally – for a position that calls for quick thinking, a lot of people skill and grace. Hei, she’s Jackie’s child!

      Sincere regards,



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