I attend a lot of trade shows around the world. One routine on the first day is the official visit of the Ambassador or Consulate General. This is typically a quick jaunt through the USA pavillion, meet-and-greets. Then back to the Embassy. Today, met Ambassador Caroline Kennedy — our new US Ambassador to Japan. She attracts the rock star attention that comes with the Kennedy name.
She systematically made her way through the US exhibits and headed right to the US Blueberries stand! Not only is she a blueberry fan, she grows them back in Martha’s Vineyard. She mentioned that she had several varieties, understood the lingo of our business. What a great surprise and a wonderful development to have a blueberry fan at the helm of the US Embassy in Tokyo!