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New Zealand Customs opens eGates to Chinese tourists

"It has been an absolute pleasure to be here to open this," New Zealand Minister of Customs Meka Whaitiri said during an official opening of the Customs e-Gates to Chinese e-passport holders on Friday.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed his hope on Friday that debate could be advanced on the thorny issue of amending Japan's pacifist constitution, while pledging to tackle the nation's demographic issues and deepen cooperative ties with regional neighbors.

Former senior secretary for South Korean President Moon Jae-in will be questioned by prosecutors next week on allegations that he was involved in a graft scandal embroiling his two former aides, local media reported on Friday.

India's junior minister for tourism K J Alphons has asked states to take steps to prevent boat incidents in the future, a government spokesman said Friday.