US First Lady Jill Biden arrives at the Imperial Palace for a meeting with Japan’s Emperor Naruhito in Tokyo on Friday [today], ahead of the opening ceremony for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
“First Lady Jill Biden will travel to the Opening Ceremony of the 2021 Olympic Summer Games,” the White House said. The ceremony takes place on July 23.
First lady Jill Biden arrives in Japan to attend the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics. pic.twitter.com/C1WJKuB7S0
— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 22, 2021
The president is not going, in recognition of the extraordinary health precautions around the Tokyo Games, with fans banned from stadiums and athletes not allowed on public transport.