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Camelot 2.0: JFK’s daughter Caroline Travels to Japan’s Imperial Palace in a Carriage to Meet Emperor Akihito

New U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy smiles as she steps out from a horse-drawn imperial carriage upon her arrival at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. Kennedy, who arrived in Tokyo Friday to replace her predecessor John V. Roos, presented credentials to Emperor Akihito in a formal court ceremony at the palace. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

New U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy smiles as she steps out from a horse-drawn imperial carriage upon her arrival at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. Kennedy presented credentials to Emperor Akihito in a formal court ceremony at the palace. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

TOKYO — New U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy travelled by horse-drawn carriage into the Imperial Palace to present her credentials to Japan’s emperor on Tuesday, giving the public a rare look at a diplomatic tradition.

Thousands of onlookers lined the avenues near the moat-ringed palace to snap pictures and wave as Kennedy, the 55-year-old daughter of the late President John F. Kennedy, waved back from inside the carriage.

In an unusual move, national broadcaster NHK showed Kennedy’s arrival at the Imperial Palace live, following the entourage from the air once it entered the palace gates…

National Post

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One Comment on “Camelot 2.0: JFK’s daughter Caroline Travels to Japan’s Imperial Palace in a Carriage to Meet Emperor Akihito”

  1. rmnixondeceased says:

    Reblogged this on Dead Citizen's Rights Society.


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