Authorities probe threats against Caroline Kennedy in Japan: reports

March 18, 2015 7:35 PM

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Authorities probe threats against Caroline Kennedy in Japan: reports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - American and Japanese authorities are working to ensure the safety of U.S. personnel in Japan after media reports of death threats against U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and another American diplomat, the U.S. State Department said on Wednesday.

The U.S. Embassy in Tokyo received the threats by telephone last month, with several phone calls made by an English-speaking man, the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper reported, citing a Tokyo police official.

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