Jill Biden will reportedly travel to Tokyo, Japan, for the 2020 Summer Olympics, will represent the United States at the games | Joe Biden nor Kamala Harris will attend;
The Japan News reported Monday that Jill Biden is expected to lead the American delegation to Tokyo and is already scheduled to speak with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.
- The Japanese and U.S. governments are making arrangements for a visit to Japan by U.S. first lady Jill Biden that would coincide with the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics on July 23, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.
- The two sides are looking into having the first lady attend the opening ceremony as well as meet with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and other officials during her stay, according to sources.
- U.S. President Joe Biden himself will not be attending the ceremony, but the dispatching of his wife in his place sends a message of the importance of the relationship with Japan.