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WASHINGTON — Former first daughter Caroline Kennedy coasted through a Senate confirmation hearing to be the next U.S. ambassador to Japan, promising to carry forward John F. Kennedy’s legacy with humility.
The soft-spoken Kennedy told the Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday that if confirmed, she would work to strengthen the crucial bond between the United States and its Asian ally on trade, the military, and student exchanges.
Japan is the U.S.’s fourth-largest trading partner and is home to the Navy’s 7th Fleet and 50,000 American troops.