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Caroline Kennedy Meets Japan Emperor, Arriving By Horse-drawn Carriage

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November 19, 2013 AT 6:08 AM
Thousands of well-wishers lined the streets of Tokyo to catch a glimpse of Caroline Kennedy on Tuesday as the new U.S. Ambassador to Japan traveled by horse-drawn carriage to meet the emperor at the Imperial Palace. Kennedy, who arrived in Tokyo last week to take up the post, presented her credentials to Emperor Akihito in a formal court ceremony at the palace. Her warm welcome to the country has been partially attributed to the enduring respect felt towards her father, slain U.S. President John F. Kennedy.