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Taiwan-Japan museum row resolved after Tokyo fixes name on poster

Published on Jun 23, 2014 3:05 PM
A visitor walks past a billboard advertising an exhibition of treasured masterpieces on loan from the Taipei National Palace Museum at Japan's national museum in Tokyo on June 23, 2014. Taiwan's first lady has postponed a rare visit to Japan after a diplomatic row over the wording of posters promoting the island's exhibition in Tokyo. -- PHOTO: AFP

TAIPEI (AFP) - A row between Tokyo and Taipei over the loan of a host of treasured artefacts to Japan has been solved, Taiwanese officials said on Monday, with the exhibition set to open on schedule.

The disagreement broke out last week after the name of Taiwan's national museum was changed in promotional posters advertising an upcoming exhibition in Japan - a spat that highlighted Taipei's sensitivity over its global diplomatic status.

Hundreds of artefacts and artworks from the Taipei National Palace Museum were due to go on display in Japan for the first time.

But Taiwan threatened to cancel the event after it emerged that the word "national" had been omitted from a number of promotional posters and tickets.

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