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A national museum dedicated to the Ainu ethnic minority in northern Japan will exhibit more than 700 artifacts, an official said Thursday, as the facility offered a preview to the press ahead of its official opening in April.

The museum, which together with a park will comprise the Upopoy complex in the Hokkaido town of Shiraoi, will feature about 10,000 artifacts in its entire collection, according to Shiro Sasaki, an official.

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