Caroline Kennedy, daughter of slain U.S. President John F. Kennedy, arrived in
Japan on Friday to take up her first high profile job in public office, making a
late start to a political career for which her family is
Kennedy, sworn in as U.S. ambassador two days ago, received a
warm welcome at Tokyo's Narita Airport, smiling and waving at reporters, and
carrying a bouquet of flowers.
The 55-year-old lawyer takes up the post a
week before the 50th anniversary of her father's assassination.
the first female U.S. ambassador to Japan, was an early and prominent supporter
of Barack Obama in his initial quest for the presidency in 2008, and also
campaigned for him.