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◆ケネディ次期駐日米国大使から日本の皆さんへ

U.S. Embassy Tokyo (アメリカ大使館)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xtqn6G23_io

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Published on 12 Nov 2013

11月12日にオバマ大統領の前で宣誓就任式を終えたキャロライン・ケネディ次期駐日­米国大使。ニューヨークの自宅から日本の皆さんに自己紹介し、日本との関わりや大使と­しての抱負などを語っています。

アメリカ大使館ウェブサイト:http://japanese.japan.usembassy.gov

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◆ケネディ次期駐日米国大使、ビデオで自己紹介

*下記の日本語文書は参考のための仮翻訳で、正文は英文です。

2013年11月13日

米国大使館

http://japanese.japan.usembassy.gov/j/p/tpj-20131116-01.html

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【引用開始】

・・・略・・・

幸運にも私は、日本という美しい国の歴史と文化を学び、日本を訪問したこともあります。

20歳のとき、叔父のエドワード・ケネディ上院議員と供に広島へ行きました。そしてそれをきっかけに、より良い平和な世界の実現に貢献したいと切に願うようになりました。その後、新婚旅行で夫のエドと共に奈良と京都を訪れました。

それ以来、日米両国民が共通の価値観で結ばれているのを実際にこの目で見てきました。私たちは自由、人権、法の支配を守る決意を共有しています。 大使としての私の目標は、長年培ってきた互いへの敬意と緊密な協力関係を強化することです。日本についての理解を深め、新しい友人をつくることを楽しみに しています。

作家、教育者、弁護士、そして母親として私が学んだのは、自分自身の人生では私たちは皆、教師であり、生徒でもあるということです。そして互いに助け合えば、私たちは世界を変えることができます。

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◆Caroline Kennedy at Confirmation Hearing to be Ambassador to Japan

U.S. Department of State East Asia and Pacific Media Hub

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQIEEuXvO6U

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Published on 19 Sep 2013

Washington D.C. (September 19, 2013) Caroline Kennedy delivers remarks at her confirmation hearing to be Ambassador to Japan at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

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◆Caroline Kennedy Sworn in as Ambassador to Japan

By Associated Press

Nov. 12, 2013

Time.com
Caroline Kennedy Sworn in as Ambassador to Japan | TIME.com http://swampland.time.com/2013/11/12/caroline-kennedy-sworn-in-as-ambassador-to-japan/#ixzz2kYVHWIvd

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(WASHINGTON) — Caroline Kennedy, the new U.S. ambassador to Japan and daughter of slain President John F. Kennedy, leaves for Japan on Thursday to begin her work to strengthen the critical bond between the U.S. and the Asian nation.

“We just had a tea ceremony which was a wonderful introduction to the Japanese culture,” Kennedy said Tuesday night at a reception at the Japanese ambassador’s residence.

“My husband and I and my children are so excited to be going to Japan,” she said in brief remarks to reporters. “We look forward to meeting as many people as we can, to making new friends, visiting and studying the history and culture of this beautiful country that is such a strong partner to the United States in so many important efforts.”

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Read more: Caroline Kennedy Sworn in as Ambassador to Japan | TIME.com http://swampland.time.com/2013/11/12/caroline-kennedy-sworn-in-as-ambassador-to-japan/#ixzz2kYV4BWI4

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◆Caroline Kennedy sworn in as ambassador to Japan (VIDEO)

Only surviving child of John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Caroline Kennedy becomes ambassador to Japan.

♦Caroline Kennedy smiles during her Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Kennedy became the first female U.S. Ambassador to Japan on Nov. 12, 2013.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/131112/caroline-kennedy-sworn-ambassador-japan-video

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Caroline Kennedy is getting the chance her father never had after being named United States ambassador to Japan. She was sworn in Tuesday afternoon.

During her Senate confirmation hearing in September, the 55-year-old author and attorney said it was John F. Kennedy’s ambition to become the first sitting American president to make a state visit to Japan.

JFK served with the US Navy in the Pacific during the Second World War, and was assassinated before returning to Asia.

Now his only surviving child, Kennedy said she embraces the opportunity to serve her country.

“I am conscious of my responsibility to uphold the ideals he represented: a deep commitment to public service, a more just America and a more peaceful world,” Kennedy said, according to CBS News.

“I would be humbled to carry forward his legacy in a small way and represent the powerful bonds that unite our two democratic societies.”

Secretary of State John Kerry delivered the oath in a private ceremony at the State Department, the Washington Post reported.

According to the newspaper, Kennedy will begin her new job at the end of this month. It’s bound to be an emotional time for Kennedy, whose father was killed on Nov. 22, 1963 – 50 years ago. She also turns 56 on Nov. 27.

Kennedy is the only surviving child of JFK and Jacqueline Onassis Kennedy. The couple lost two children in infancy, and John F. Kennedy Jr. died during a plane crash in 1999.

Caroline Kennedy has long held the Kennedy allure for many. She became a successful author and fundraiser, and is credited with helping President Barack Obama win the 2008 Democratic nomination over Hillary Clinton.

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Watched by her family & , Caroline Kennedy signs her appointment papers to become US Ambassador to .

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Caroline Kennedy smiles during her Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Kennedy became the first female U.S. Ambassador to Japan on Nov. 12, 2013.

♦Watch and read the original article attached below↓

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/131112/caroline-kennedy-sworn-ambassador-japan-video

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◆19日に陛下へ信任状 ケネディ駐日米大使(北海道新聞)

(11/12 18:52、11/12 19:08 更新)

北海道新聞 Doshin

http://www.hokkaido-np.co.jp/news/politics/503735.html

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キャロライン・ケネディ氏(UPI=共同)キャロライン・ケネディ氏(UPI=共同)

 新駐日米大使となるキャロライン・ケネディ氏(55)の天皇陛下への信任状奉呈式が19日に予定されていることが分かった。政府筋が12日明らかにした。ケネディ氏は暗殺されたケネディ元大統領の長女。奉呈式を経て正式な大使として外交活動を本格的に開始する。政府は安倍首相とケネディ氏の初会談を早期に実現させたい考えだ。

 ケネディ氏はオバマ大統領と「電話で話せる」(日米関係筋)間柄とされる。

 奉呈式は、日本に新たに赴任した大使が天皇陛下に会見し、本国の元首から託された信任状を渡す儀式。

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