Kyodo news summary -1-.TOKYO, Aug. 26 Kyodo
---------- Noda mulls replacing his party's No. 2 man
TOKYO - Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, leader of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan, is considering replacing Azuma Koshiishi, the party's secretary general and No. 2, if Noda is reelected as DPJ DPJ Democratic Party of Japan
DPJ Département de la Protection de la Jeunesse leader in September, because Koshiishi opposes Noda's plan to soon call a general election, DPJ sources said Saturday.
By removing Azuma Koshiishi from the post, Noda could better prepare to dissolve the lower house of parliament for a subsequent general election, as he has promised opposition party leaders to do "sometime soon" in exchange for their support in passing the consumption tax hike legislation earlier this month, they said.
---------- Ex-PM Abe hopes for progress in Japan-N. Korea talks
TOKYO - Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Shinzo Abe (安倍 晋三 Abe Shinzō has said he welcomes the resumption of inter-governmental talks between Japan and North Korea and hopes to see fruitful results from the talks to be conducted for the first time under the leadership of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
In a recent interview with Kyodo News Kyodo News (共同通信社 Kyōdō Tsūshinsha) is a nonprofit cooperative news agency based in Minato-ku, Tokyo. It was established in 1945 and it distributes news to almost all newspapers, and radio and television networks in Japan. ahead of the resumption of the talks in Beijing on Wednesday after a lapse of four years, Abe said the Japanese delegation should have its own firm strategy so as not to get caught out by North Korea.
---------- Armstrong, first man to set foot on Moon, dies at 82
WASHINGTON - Neil Armstrong, who became a global hero in 1969 when he took a "small step" to became the first person to set foot on the moon, died Saturday, his family said. He was 82.
Armstrong died following complications resulting from coronary bypass surgery Coronary bypass surgery
A surgical procedure which places a shunt to allow blood to travel from the aorta to a branch of the coronary artery at a point past an obstruction.
Mentioned in: Cardiac Catheterization, Thallium Heart Scan in early August, the family said.
---------- Republican convention to be shortened due to hurricane concerns
TAMPA, Florida - The U.S. Republican Party said Saturday it has decided to effectively delay the start of its national convention in Tampa, Florida, by one day due to safety concerns over the approaching Tropical Storm Isaac.
The Republican National Convention will convene on Monday, its originally scheduled starting date, but immediately recess until Tuesday afternoon, the party committee said in a statement.
---------- Powerful typhoon typhoon: see hurricane. to rip through Okinawa
TOKYO - One of the most powerful typhoons in many years, packing gusts of up to 252 kilometers per hour, was on course to rip through Okinawa's main island on Sunday, with the Japan Meteorological me·te·or·ol·o·gy
The science that deals with the phenomena of the atmosphere, especially weather and weather conditions.
[French météorologie, from Greek Agency warning it could bring record rain and wind to the region.
As of noon, Typhoon Bolaven was 160 km east-southeast of Naha, the capital of Okinawa Prefecture, traveling northwest at a speed of 15 kph with an atmospheric pressure of 910 hectopascals at its center.
---------- Anti-Japan protests occur in 2 China cities
BEIJING - Anti-Japan protests took place Sunday in two Chinese cities, asserting Beijing's sovereignty over the Japan-administered Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea.
Marking the second straight weekend of anti-Japan events in China, a demonstration in Zhuji, Zhejiang Province, involved about 1,000 people while another in Haikou, Hainan Province, drew a few hundred people.