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Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Suga kicks off diplomatic marathon by welcoming Jill Biden

Fewer dignitaries arrive for Olympics than in past Games

U.S. first lady Jill Biden, left, with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and his wife, Mariko, at the Akasaka Palace state guesthouse in Tokyo on July 22.

TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Thursday began meeting with foreign dignitaries arriving for the Summer Olympics, with U.S. first lady Jill Biden among the first received ahead of Friday's opening ceremony.

Suga and his wife, Mariko, had dinner with Biden at the Akasaka Palace state guesthouse.

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