I would like to tell you, all my US friends, how much we Japanese people are welcoming our new US Ambassador. You must know she is Ms Caroline Kennedy. On November 19, she travelled by horsedrawn carriage into the Imperial Palace to present her credentials to Emperor Akihito.
After a week, she visited to Sendai in Miyagi and other places to meet people affected by disasters of two years ago.
What a big encouragement for us!! It's fifty years ago when her father, President Kennedy was assassinated. I was a junior high school student then. I remember how we were shocked with the sad news. I've never thought that little girl would come to Japan to work for our two countries' friendship! There's always a future hope.