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Caroline Kennedy considered for Japan ambassador job

Caroline Kennedy could become the United States ambassador to Japan.

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Caroline Kennedy speaks at the DNC. (AFP/Getty/AFP/Getty Images)

Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of late President John F. Kennedy, could become the next US ambassador to Japan,  Bloomberg News reported. Two sources told Bloomberg that she is Obama's first choice to nominate for the position.

Kennedy, 55, would replace Ambassador John Roos. The president reportedly already signed off on Kennedy’s nomination, and others are now vetting her for the post.

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This isn't the first time that she's been rumored for an ambassador position. Earlier this month, Fox News reported that Kennedy was a candidate to become the US ambassador to Canada. 

Kennedy is president of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation and served for nine years as the vice chair of the Fund for Public Schools.

She has not been shy about heaping praise on Obama. In January of 2008, when Obama was going against Clinton for the Democratic nomination, Kennedy endorsed him in a New York Times column.

Before Obama, “I have never had a president who inspired me the way people tell me that my father inspired them,” she wrote.

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