Tokyo Governor, Yuriko Koike, arrives at Tokyo International Airport carrying the Olympic flag. (All photos by Kenjiro Matsuo/AFLO SPORT)
Some of the Japanese Olympians from Rio returned to Japan along with Koike and the flag in two jets operated by Japan’s two major airlines.
The Olympic Flag was officially transferred to the Tokyo Governor at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games on August 21. Tokyo will host the 2020 Olympic Games.