Daughter of President John F. Kennedy, Caroline Kennedy, was appointed by President Obama as U.S. Ambassador to Japan. She is the first female in the role. She sees what’s happening in East Asia as the story of the century but most media is focused on the Middle East. Kennedy told Norah O’Donnell of 60 Minutes, “You guys are missing the story.”
Kennedy explains that “there’s so much economic opportunity in Asia for America and goodwill toward America.” She’s keen on a massive trade deal – the biggest since NAFTA – which is being negotiated by Japan, the US and 10 other countries. But the historically tense relationship between Japan and China continues to loom over the trade deal. What many Americans don’t realize is that the U.S. is obligated under its security treaty to come to Japan’s aid if attacked. China has quadrupled its military spending and has its eye on islands that Japan considers its property.