• JIJI, Kyodo

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The Cultural Affairs Agency has reported to the UNESCO World Heritage Center that the fire damage at Shuri Castle in Okinawa Prefecture had a minor impact on its universal value, the agency said Friday.

The agency said that the damage to the ruins of the original Shuri Castle, located underneath the fire-destroyed Seiden main hall, was only partial, accounting for 0.05 percent of the total area of the ruins.

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