Caroline Kennedy offered ambassadorship

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Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of the late President John F. Kennedy, reportedly is in line to become the next U.S. ambassador to Japan.

According to several media reports, Kennedy has been offered the ambassadorship. CNN reported that Kennedy is being vetted for the position. She would replace current Ambassador John Roos, who has held the post since 2009.

Kennedy was an ardent supporter of President Barack Obama during his 2008 and 2012 campaigns and spoke at the Democratic National Convention both years.

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The Washington Post reported in February that the departure of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton helped pave the way for Kennedy. Clinton and Kennedy reportedly had a strained relationship after Kennedy endorsed Obama over the former New York senator in 2008.

Kennedy, a Manhattan lawyer, had shied away from a political career, but she did seek Clinton's vacated Senate seat in 2009.

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