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Caroline Kennedy looks set to take up Japan post

20 September 2013 Last updated at 02:24 BST

Former first daughter Caroline Kennedy has sailed through a confirmation hearing on her way to becoming the US ambassador to Japan.

Ms Kennedy, 55, the only surviving child of former President John F Kennedy, told a Senate panel she would focus on trade and military ties if confirmed.

Laura Trevelyan reports.

Video courtesy of JFK Library.

Produced by Ted Metzger; edited by Bill McKenna