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Caroline Kennedy appointed as Ambassador to Japan
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Caroline Kennedy is heading for Japan.
Kennedy won the Senate's unanimous endorsement late Wednesday night.
She was nominated for the ambassador's job by President Obama after playing a role in his re-election campaign.
At her confirmation last month she promised to carry forward her father's legacy.
Japan is the United States' fourth largest trading partner and home to the Navy's Seventh Fleet and 50,000 American troops.