Caroline Kennedy writes letter to heckled Japanese female MP

Caroline Kennedy writes letter to heckled Japanese female MP
Caroline Kennedy.

Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly member Ayaka Shiomura, 35, who was heckled with abusive taunts such as "You should get married soon," received a personal letter of support from US Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.

According to Shiomura and other sources, the letter reached Shiomura's Tokyo office on Tuesday.

The letter was reportedly handwritten by Kennedy, taking up both sides of a sheet of paper.

Shiomura did not disclose the specifics of the letter but said, "I was able to gain courage from [her] feelings, which were clearly expressed."

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