She is no expert on the country, has little political experience, plus an annoying habit of saying 'you know' all the time
Appearance: JFK's daughter.
Who is she? JFK's daughter. Also: an attorney, editor, fundraiser and philanthropist.
And what is she up to now? She is finally getting involved in the family business.
Being ludicrously rich? No, she has been in that for ages. The other family business.
Tragic deaths? Again, no, and that is not really a business. Not a viable one anyway.
What then? American politics.
Ah, that. Now that is a business. Is she running for the Senate or for Congress? Neither. She is not running for anything, in fact. She is, however, being vetted for the job of US ambassador to Japan.
Does that mean she has been offered it? Yup, and she is expected to announce that she will accept the role as soon as the selection panel are satisfied that being the daughter of a former president doesn't mean she is some kind of spy or robot.
So why her? Because diplomacy runs in the family. Her grandfather Joe was once ambassador to the UK, and her aunt Jean was Bill Clinton's ambassador to Ireland.
But does she have any kind of Japanese expertise? Nope, not at all.
Payback for Senator Kennedy?
Grooming Caroline for higher (elected) office?
And what would it mean for relations between the U.S. & Japan?