Biden was greeted by Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and several U.S. officials upon her arrival at the airport. She is scheduled to meet with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and his wife Mariko Suga at Akasaka Palace later on Thursday (July 22).
Biden is leading the U.S. diplomatic delegation to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, sending a message of support to a key Asian ally despite concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Olympics trip is the first lady's first solo adventure abroad and will include three days on the ground in Japan.
She plans to attend the opening ceremony on Friday (July 23), as well as meet with Team USA athletes, U.S. foreign service officers and Japanese Emperor Naruhito.