Ambassador Kennedy Leaves Japan (News)
Narita, Chiba Pref., Jan. 18 (Jiji Press)—US Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy left Japan on Wednesday, after staying in the country for three years and two months.
Kennedy arrived at Narita International Airport near Tokyo in the evening with her husband, Edwin Schlossberg, and others.
"Bye! I'm going to miss you," she told reporters, as she entered the terminal building. Before boarding the plane, she said, "See you again." Then she bowed deeply and waved.
Kennedy assumed the post of US ambassador to Japan in November 2013, becoming the first woman to take up the post.
During her tenure, she made successful efforts to realize US President Barack Obama's visit to the atomic-bombed city of Hiroshima in May last year and Prime Minister Abe Shinzō's trip to Pearl Harbor in Hawaii last December.[Copyright The Jiji Press, Ltd. Content edited by the Nippon.com editorial team.]