Caroline Kennedy is being considered for possible appointment as US ambassador to Japan, according to a published report.
Kennedy, who is the daughter of the late President John F. Kennedy, is a leading candidate for President Obama’s nomination, Bloomberg News reports this morning.
The news service cited two people familiar with the matter. It reported that the president has signed off on her nomination, but she hasn’t been vetted yet.
In 2008, she declared herself a candidate for a New York US Senate seat, but shortly thereafter withdrew her name. She reportedly was a possible nominee as ambassador to the Vatican in 2009.
She endorsed Obama for president in 2008 and last year. She said in September that Obama had lived up to the ideals of her father and her uncles, the late senators Edward M. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy.