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The Tokyo Games organizing committee said Wednesday it will oversee construction of three Olympic monuments made out of materials recycled from temporary housing provided in the wake of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

The Tokyo 2020 Recovery Monument project is the latest effort in the organizer’s “Reconstruction Olympics” legacy, which aims to show Japan’s recovery from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that devastated the northeastern part of the country.

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