ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintIcon Twitter
International relations

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.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more