US First Lady likely to attend Olympic Opening Ceremony: As the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are approaching closer, the Japanese and U.S. government are making arrangements for a visit of U.S first lady Jill Biden to Japan at the Opening ceremony on July 23rd according to Yomiuri Shimbun.
According to sources, both nations are looking to welcome the first lady at the opening ceremony as well as meet Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and other officials during her stay.
U.S President Joe Biden will not be attending the ceremony, but his wife will be present at the event to send an important message of the strong relationship with Japan.
Earlier this month at the Group of Seven summit in England, Jill Biden made her diplomatic debut when she accompanied her husband. At the summit, both of them met British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his wife and other leaders.
At the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang South Korea, Vice President Mike Pence mark his presence and then-Secretary of State John Kerry at the 2016 Rio Summer Games. Michelle Obama, the wife of former President Barack Obama attended the 2012 London Olympic Games Opening ceremony.
At the 2024 Paris Olympic and Para Olympics, French President Emmanuel Macron expressed his intention to be present at the respective opening ceremonies.