First Girl Jill Biden arrives in Hawaii as we speak

  • DOUG MILLS / THE NEW YORK TIMES

    First Lady Jill Biden wears a protective face mask during a swimming event at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics today. She is scheduled to arrive at the Pearl Harbor-Hickam joint base this morning.

First Lady Jill Biden is expected to arrive at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam at 11:45 a.m. today, subject to changes, after a stormy trip to Japan for the Tokyo Olympics.

No official activities are planned for the first lady in Hawaii today, but she plans to attend a vaccination clinic at Waipahu High School on Sunday, where she will “encourage the community to get vaccinated,” her office said.

After attending Waipahu High School at 1 p.m., Biden will have a barbecue with military families at the Pearl Harbor-Hickam base.

Biden is expected to depart Pearl Harbor on Sunday around 4:00 p.m. for her return journey to Washington, DC

After a refueling stop in Anchorage, Alaska, Biden arrived in Japan on Thursday on her first solo international tour as First Lady, a two-day mission aimed at creating excitement for the Olympics in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic.

She held a virtual meeting with members of Team USA on Friday before meeting Emperor Naruhito at the Imperial Palace and attending the Olympic Games opening ceremony that evening.

Before leaving Japan for Hawaii, Biden dedicated a room in the US ambassador’s residence to the late US Senator Daniel K. Inouye and his wife Irene Hirano Inouye on Friday. The senator died in 2012, his wife last year.

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