Ambassador Kennedy welcomes MLB All-Stars to Japan
TOKYO (AP) U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy welcomed members of Major League Baseball's All-Star tour at her residence on Friday.
The MLB All-Stars are in Japan to play a five-game series across Osaka, Tokyo, Sapporo and Okinawa. The series marks the first MLB All-Star tour of Japan since 2006. Japan's national team, known as ''Samurai Japan,'' beat the MLB All-Stars 2-0 in the first game of the series on Wednesday in Osaka.
Kennedy, the 56-year-old daughter of late President John F. Kennedy, arrived in Japan a year ago to become the first woman to serve as U.S. ambassador to Japan.