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A week after a fire gutted the historic Shuri Castle in Okinawa, Gov. Denny Tamaki said Thursday that the local government will set up a panel of experts from various fields and a task force dedicated to drafting a restoration plan by 2022.

The panel will be made up of Okinawa government officials and outside consultants, while the task force, called a “strategic team for the restoration of the Shuri Castle,” will be directly controlled by Tamaki. The governor said the panel members have yet to be decided.

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