The first lady of the United States of America is likely to participate in the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

US First Lady Jill Biden is likely to visit Tokyo and participate in the Olympic opening ceremony on July 23, but is unlikely to be accompanied by President Joe Biden, Japan’s Yomiuri Shimbun reported Sunday.

According to the newspaper, Japanese and American authorities are currently preparing for Jill Biden’s visit to Tokyo. The Yomiuri Shimbun reported that the visit program may include a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, without mentioning the source of this information.

Japan is one of the most important allies of the United States in Asia. President Biden expressed his support for the Japanese government’s determination to host the Games this year despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

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France, which will host the next Games scheduled for 2024, has announced that President Emmanuel Macron intends to visit Tokyo and attend the opening ceremony on July 23.

Meanwhile, in Japan, there are still concerns that international competition will lead to a recurrence of the wave of coronavirus infection, the spread of new variants and the emergence of new outbreaks of the disease around the world.


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