Caroline Kennedy, Game Changer

President Barack Obama’s anticipated choice of Caroline Kennedy to be the next U.S. ambassador to Japan would put a woman with an international political pedigree into a high-profile U.S. diplomatic post. Kennedy would be the first woman to serve as the top U.S. official in Japan, a nation where many women face discrimination in employment and other areas.

The Geneva-based World Economic Forum’s 2012 global gender gap report ranked Japan 101st of 135 countries, by far the lowest among the G-8 group of industrialized nations. Kennedy would be “a great inspiration to well-educated women in Japan,” said William Breer, a retired career diplomat.

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April 4, 2013 11:24 AM