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Nintendo reports heavy losses amid lagging Wii U sales

By Wed, Jul 30, 2014 4:54PM UTC Pic: AP.

TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo Co. sank to a worse-than-expected loss for the fiscal first quarter on lagging Wii U video-game machine sales.

Last crew member of Hiroshima attack plane dies in US

By Wed, Jul 30, 2014 12:23PM UTC n this handout picture released by the U.S. Army, the plume of smoke from a mushroom cloud  billow, about one hour after the nuclear bomb was detonated above Hiroshima, Japan on Aug. 6, 1945. Pic: AP.

ATLANTA (AP) — The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima has died. Tom VanKirk says his father, 93-year-old Theodore VanKirk, died Monday in Stone Mountain, Georgia.

Toyota tops global sales for first half of 2014

By Wed, Jul 30, 2014 11:15AM UTC Pic: AP.

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota remains No. 1 in global vehicles sales after the first six months of this year, followed by Volkswagen which bumped General Motors out of second place as the U.S. automaker grapples with a recall scandal.

US: Japan, SKorea strains hurting their own security

By Wed, Jul 30, 2014 11:10AM UTC US: Japan, SKorea strains hurting their own security

WASHINGTON (AP) — The commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific says strained relations between American allies Japan and South Korea are hurting military cooperation, including on missile defense, despite the common threat they face from North Korea. Adm. Samuel Locklear told reporters Tuesday that political issues between the two

McDonald’s Japan strengthens checks on chicken, offers tofu McNuggets

By Wed, Jul 30, 2014 10:09AM UTC McDonald’s Japan strengthens checks on chicken, offers tofu McNuggets

McDonald’s in Japan has said it is toughening checks on chicken from China and Thailand following a sharp drop in sales after a Chinese supplier was accused of selling expired chicken.

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