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Japan eyes Washington scion Caroline Kennedy as link to Biden staff

Ex-ambassador has maintained friendship with Suga for years

Caroline Kennedy, who served as U.S. ambassador to Japan, could prove a valuable connection to President-elect Joe Biden's Democratic Party.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- When Yoshihide Suga, now Japan's prime minister, visited the U.S. in 2019, he was invited to the home of Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of former President John F. Kennedy.

The two got together for monthly dinners when she was the American ambassador to Japan in the Obama administration and Suga was chief cabinet secretary. They have kept in touch since she left the post.

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