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Caroline Kennedy leaves Japan after 3 years as US ambassador

FILE - In this March 28, 2014, file photo, U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy throws out the ceremonial first pitch before the Japan's Central League professional baseball opening game between the Yomiuri Giants and the Hanshin Tigers at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo. Kennedy is stepping down Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 after three years as U.S. ambassador to Japan, where she was welcomed like a celebrity and worked to deepen the U.S.-Japan relationship despite regular flare-ups over American military bases on the southern island of Okinawa. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)TOKYO (AP) — Caroline Kennedy is stepping down Wednesday after three years as U.S. ambassador to Japan, where she was welcomed like a celebrity and worked to deepen the U.S.-Japan relationship despite regular flare-ups over American military bases on the southern island of Okinawa.

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