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Taiwan first lady resumes Japan visit after museum row

Published on Jul 28, 2014 8:41 PM
 
A woman looks at artefacts and artworks displayed at Japan's national museum during a preview of the 'Treasured Masterpieces from the national Palace Museum, Taiwan' in Tokyo on June 23, 2014. Taiwan's first lady will resume a rare visit to Japan which was postponed after a diplomatic row over posters for an exhibition of loaned treasured artefacts, officials said on Monday, July 28, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

TAIPEI (AFP) - Taiwan's first lady will resume a rare visit to Japan which was postponed after a diplomatic row over posters for an exhibition of loaned treasured artefacts, officials said Monday.

Chow Mei-ching, wife of President Ma Ying-jeou, was set to attend the opening of an exhibition last month of hundreds of artefacts and artworks the Taipei National Palace Museum on display in Japan for the first time.

But less than a week before the opening, the Taipei museum said the Tokyo museum had failed to use the word "national" on many of its posters and tickets, prompting a threat by Taiwan to cancel the event and Ms Chow's suspension of her trip.

The row was solved at the last minute after the Tokyo National Museum, the exhibition's main sponsor, fixed the problematic posters.

 
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