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  • A businessman walks past an electronic share price board in Tokyo on March 16, 2011. Japan's share prices rebounded 488.57 points to close at 9,093.72 points at the Tokyo Stock Exchange, on bargain hunting following a huge two-day selloff, as Japan scrambled to avoid a nuclear catastrophe. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)

    Many companies outside Japan remain uncertain, or decline to say, whether supplies of crucial components from Japan will be interrupted, the New York Times reports.

  • Japan is Hawaii's second largest market for tourists behind the US mainland. Last year, 1.2 million Japanese came to the islands and spent $1.9 billion, according to the state tourism officials.  Now, all of this is threatened.

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    The yen rocketed to a postwar high against the dollar late Wednesday, and the market's showing little sign of calming today. It's time for your FX Fix.

  • Nuclear Power Plant

    As Japan’s nuclear crisis intensified Wednesday, governments across Europe remained at odds over whether to scale back nuclear power programs or continue plans to expand, reports the New York Times.

  • Yen coins and banknotes

    It was a mixture of historical technical levels and algorithmic trading that rocketed the yen to an all-time high of 76.25 against the dollar Thursday, according to Thanos Papasavvas, head of currency management at Investec Asset Management.

  • A Rescue worker wipes his forehead after carrying a body from the rubble of a village destroyed by the devastating earthquake March 16, 2011 in Kesennuma, Miyagi province, Japan.

    The world economy is still very fragile and the impact of the Japanese earthquake and the nuclear crisis is distressing, Stephen Roach, non-executive chairman at Morgan Stanley, Asia, told CNBC in an interview.

  • Fukishima nuclear reactor explosion.

    The complexity and uncertainty surrounding Japan's nuclear crisis has created a great divide between investors who are now running from risk and those who think they can ride it out.

  • The yen rallied to a new all-time high against the dollar as traders speculated G-7 central bankers may be getting ready to intervene to drive the currency lower.

  • Indian Point Nuclear Plant

    As Japan's nuclear crisis continues to unfold, many are wondering whether the U.S.'s nuclear plants face a similar threat.  A look at where the risks are.

  • CNBC - Disaster in Japan - Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

    The Japan situation offers a new “calibration point” for insurers and the world, Glenn Renwick, CEO of insurance company Progressive, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • On March 11, 2011, an earthquake measuring 9.0 on the Richter scale struck Japan, bringing a destructive tsunami along with it. One of the sites most affected by the devastation was the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, which experienced a partial meltdown two days after the quake. The incident is being called the worst nuclear accident since the 1986 disaster at Chernobyl, and it has shown few signs of slowing down. Click ahead to see 11 other history-making nuclear disasters.

    On March 11, 2011, an earthquake measuring 9.0 on the Richter scale struck Japan, bringing a destructive tsunami along with it. See 11 other history-making nuclear disasters.

  • Steven Rattner

    As global sell-off intensifies on fears of Japan's nuclear crisis, the former car czar told CNBC Wednesday that nothing will derail our economic recovery except oil.

  • Because of Japan’s many troubles, before and after recent events, the Asia nation could face recession again, Stephen Roach, Morgan Stanley’s non-executive chairman Asia, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • The yen hit a four-month high against the dollar, and Bahrain's central bank is on the move — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Koriyama fire department staff check radiation levels of rescue personnel in Koriyama city in Fukushima prefecture on March 13, 2011.

    A small crew of technicians, braving radiation and fire, became the only people remaining at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station on Tuesday — and perhaps Japan’s last chance of preventing a broader nuclear catastrophe, the New York Times reports.

  • Oil prices have fallen sharply in the wake of the disaster in Japan as investors have shunned risk. Nymex has declined around 5 percent since last Friday's earthquake and tsunami. However, Jim Rogers, Chairman of Rogers Holdings, who has been a long-term bull on oil,  thinks it's only a matter of time before the current trend reverses.

  • An employee of Nissan Motor Company works on the assembly line at Nissan's Global Production Engineering Center (GPEC) on May 29, 2007 in Zama, Japan. The GPEC in Zama City is one of several training and development centres established by Nissan in order to train Nissan?s global manufacturing employees to become experts in the 'Nissan Production Way'; improving technology and production efficiency worldwide.

    With many Japanese factories facing temporary or partial closure, the earthquake has left investors facing an uncomfortable truth: in the modern world, it can be tough to assess how convoluted cross-border linkages really work, in manufacturing as in finance, the Financial Times reports.

  • Quake-damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant in Futaba, Fukushima

    The type of containment vessel used in the stricken reactors in Japan has long been thought susceptible to failure in an emergency. The NYT reports.

  • To find them, Cramer goes "Off the Charts."

  • Japan's nuclear concerns are not comparable to the Chernobyl disaster, Cramer said.