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In this Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 file photo, U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy drinks a cup of tea as Japanese Ambassador to the United States Kenichiro Sasae looks on during a traditional tea ceremony at the Japanese ambassador's residence in Washington. Kennedy arrives in Japan on Friday, Nov. 15 as a new U.S. ambassador with one important strength: She has the ear of the American president.

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