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U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy says JFK's life "saved here on Okinawa"

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy revealed on Wednesday (February 12) her father, President John F. Kennedy, nearly died on Japan's southern island of Okinawa. At the end of a meeting with Okinawa Governor Hirokazu Nakaima, Kennedy handed over a copy of a visa application she said her father had made during a spell in hospital in Okinawa. Caroline's father visited Japan once in 1951 with his brother. She told reporters later that he fell ill with a high fever in Japan and was taken to a hospital in Okinawa. Okinawan governor Hirokazu Nakaima confirmed Kennedy was taken to an army hospital on the island which was still under post-war U.S. occupation at the time. "I remember hearing that he fell ill during a visit to Asia, and I think it was an army hospital, he was admitted to an American army hospital," Nakaima said. "Yes, I think he was, they thought he might die, and so his life was saved here on Oki

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