Japan

Caroline Kennedy for Ambassador to Japan Would Be a Horrible Choice

Political scion has no diplomatic experience for a region where tensions are high

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The possibility of Caroline Kennedy becoming a U.S. ambassador to Japan has sparked debate about whether the political scion -- who made a shaky and short-lived run for Senate in 2009 -- has the expertise to handle the increased turmoil in the region, where North Korea is antagonizing U.S. allies. 

Kennedy indeed has the political pedigree to make foreign leaders feel important to the United States.