U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy may visit Jun. 23rd
According to a report in the Ryukyu Shinpo newspaper, Caroline Kennedy, the U.S. Ambassador to Japan, is, just as last year, planning to participate in the memorial ceremony for all who died in the war on Okinawa that takes place at the Peace Memorial Park at Mabuni, Itoman City, on Jun. 23rd.
If she came to Okinawa this year, it would be the third consecutive year for the U.S. Ambassador to visit Okinawa for the June 23rd memorial ceremony. It has not been common for the U.S. Ambassador to visit Okinawa repeatedly. Usually the visits have taken place only after their arrival at the post, and just before leaving the position.
Her visit would attract public attention here focusing on whether she would have a meeting with Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga for the first time regarding the Henoko base issue.