亲爱的卡洛琳来到东京

东京—美国总统约翰·肯尼迪遇刺已经过去了五十年,华盛顿和达拉斯都举行了正式的仪式纪念这一时刻。但肯尼迪的长女卡洛琳·肯尼迪没有现身于这两个场合;她刚刚履新第29任美国驻日本大使。

11月19日,肯尼迪乘坐马车从东京站前往一千米外的日本皇宫,向天皇递交自己的任命状,数千人聚集在街道两侧,争相一睹肯尼迪的风采。肯尼迪朝群众挥手致意,看起来就像是白雪公主。

1963年11月22日是美国-日本卫星广播开通的日子,许多日本人早早起床,只为收看清晨5:30开始的肯尼迪达拉斯演讲。但是,广播并没有送出肯尼迪的声音,而是传来了肯尼迪遇刺的惊天噩耗。

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