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Taiwan art exhibition in Japan salvaged by name fix after flap over promotional materials

An exhibition of Chinese art from Taiwan has opened as planned after the Tokyo National Museum revised promotional materials that had omitted the word "National" from references to Taipei's National Palace Museum.

The Taiwanese museum's director accepted an apology from the Tokyo museum's curator at an opening ceremony Monday for the exhibition, whose centerpiece is a lustrous white and green cabbage carved of jadeite.

Taiwan had protested the name change and its first lady, Christine Chou, postponed plans to attend the opening ceremony.

The National Palace Museum houses many treasures that were taken to Taiwan when the Nationalists fled there from mainland China during a civil war in 1949. China still claims Taiwan as its own territory. Japan formally recognizes mainland China but also has close ties with Taiwan.