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US Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy welcomes MLB All-Stars with reception at residence

  • U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy makes remarks during a reception to welcome MLB players participating in the All Star Baseball games at the ambassador's residence in Tokyo Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. The U.S. baseball players are on a five-game postseason tour to Japan. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

    U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy makes remarks during a reception to welcome MLB players participating in the All Star Baseball games at the ambassador's residence in Tokyo Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. The U.S. baseball players are on a five-game postseason tour to Japan. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)  (The Associated Press)

  • U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy, center, is presented the autographed base from Major League All-Stars' Robinson Cano of Seattle Mariners, right, and Evan Longoria of Tampa Bay Rays, left, during a reception to welcome MLB players participating in the All Star Baseball games at the Ambassador's Residence in Tokyo Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. The U.S. baseball players are on a five-game postseason tour to Japan. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

    U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy, center, is presented the autographed base from Major League All-Stars' Robinson Cano of Seattle Mariners, right, and Evan Longoria of Tampa Bay Rays, left, during a reception to welcome MLB players participating in the All Star Baseball games at the Ambassador's Residence in Tokyo Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. The U.S. baseball players are on a five-game postseason tour to Japan. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)  (The Associated Press)

  • U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy, right, chats with Major League All-Stars' Robinson Cano of Seattle Mariners, center, and Evan Longoria of Tampa Bay Rays, left, during a reception to welcome MLB players participating in the All Star Baseball games at the Ambassador's Residence in Tokyo Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. The U.S. baseball players are on a five-game postseason tour to Japan. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

    U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy, right, chats with Major League All-Stars' Robinson Cano of Seattle Mariners, center, and Evan Longoria of Tampa Bay Rays, left, during a reception to welcome MLB players participating in the All Star Baseball games at the Ambassador's Residence in Tokyo Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. The U.S. baseball players are on a five-game postseason tour to Japan. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)  (The Associated Press)

U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy welcomed members of Major League Baseball's All-Star tour at her residence on Friday.

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, Kansas City Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie and Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve were among those who attended the ceremony at the ambassador's residence.

The MLB All-Stars are in Japan to play a five-game series across Osaka, Tokyo, Sapporo and Okinawa. The series marks the first MLB All-Star tour of Japan since 2006. Japan's national team, known as "Samurai Japan," beat the MLB All-Stars 2-0 in the first game of the series on Wednesday in Osaka.

Kennedy, the 56-year-old daughter of late President John F. Kennedy, arrived in Japan a year ago to become the first woman to serve as U.S. ambassador to Japan.