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  • Post-Traumatic Filmmaking in Japan Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 12:48 AM ET

    The tsunami that hit Japan last year inspired many documentaries, 29 of which were shown at the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival in October, the New York Times reports.

  • A man looks at Chubu Electric Power Co.'s Hamaoka nuclear power station in Omaezaki city, Shizuoka prefecture, Japan.

    Japan's controversial Hamaoka nuclear plant, shut down after Fukushima, wants to reopen once a 54-ft.-high, mile-long wall is finished. But the plant also sits on a seismic fault line, raising more than a few doubts.

  • Nuclear Industry One Year After Fukushima  Friday, 9 Mar 2012 | 4:55 PM ET

    CNBC's Brian Shactman takes a look at how the nuclear industry has been altered one year after the disastrous earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

  • Fukushima: One Year Later  Friday, 9 Mar 2012 | 10:22 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau takes a look at Japan's economic and emotional recovery one year since the disastrous earthquake and tsunami.

  • Japan Looks Beyond Its Borders for Investors Thursday, 8 Mar 2012 | 6:45 PM ET
    The Monju nuclear power plant located in Tsuruga, Fukui prefecture.

    Regional cities like Aizu-Wakamatsu could be crucial to Japan’s effort to attract foreign investment, the New York Times reports.

  • Major Powers Agree to Demand Access to Iran Sites Thursday, 8 Mar 2012 | 6:51 AM ET
    Iran Nuclear site

    Major powers called on Iran to enter "serious dialogue" over its contested nuclear program "without pre-conditions", in a joint statement issued on Thursday following extensive deliberations in Vienna.

  • A Year On, Japan’s Nuclear Power Dilemma Continues Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 6:36 PM ET

    As Japan marks the first anniversary of its worst nuclear accident ever, the debate over a shift to greener energy has not concluded.

  • Japan Emerges as a Contrarian Play Among Experts Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 12:18 AM ET

    Most investors can rhyme off a litany of reasons as to why to avoid Japan – high government debt, deflation and a demographic vortex just to name a few. But Japanese equities appear to be emerging as a favorite contrarian play among some experienced investors.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Oil Down Nearly 2 Percent  Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and what's driving oil. Today, concerns over Iran seemed to wane, which helped drive prices down.

  • Tokyo Expats Live in Altered Landscape Sunday, 4 Mar 2012 | 9:40 PM ET
    A boy walks in front of a huge anti-nuclear banner during a protest rally in Tokyo In February, 2012.

    Jacinthe Martin says it took her a few days to reach “panic” status last March, as Japan’s nuclear crisis deepened following its earthquake and tsunami. But the agitated news reports and frantic emails from friends finally pushed her – like many foreign residents of Tokyo – to abandon her adopted city for sanctuary overseas, FT reports.

  • The White House Policies: Iran & Israel  Friday, 2 Mar 2012 | 7:40 PM ET

    President Obama will address the pro-Israel group, AIPAC before a crucial meeting with Israeli Prime Minister, Netanyahu on Monday. Discussing America's policy on Iran and whether Obama will be able to convince Netanyahu he will be on Israel's side, with Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic, and Peter Brooks, Heritage Foundation.

  • Brent Crude Futures at Highest Level in 4 Years  Thursday, 1 Mar 2012 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • North Korea to Suspend Nukes  Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012 | 7:50 PM ET

    Kristen Welker, NBC News, reports North Korea surprised the world by announcing it will halt nuclear activities in exchange for food aid. Should the U.S. trust the moratorium deal? Retired Gen. Barry McCaffrey, U.S. Army, provides perspective.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Huge Plunge in Gold & Silver  Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • Nuclear Crisis Set Off Fears Over Tokyo, Report Says Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012 | 2:18 AM ET
    An official in a full radiation protection suit scans an evacuated elderly woman with a geiger counter to check radiation levels in Koriyama city in Fukushima prefecture.

    In the darkest moments of last year’s nuclear accident, Japanese leaders did not know the actual extent of damage at the plant and secretly considered the possibility of evacuating Tokyo, an independent investigation into the accident disclosed.  The NYT reports.

  • CNBC's Sharon Epperson takes a look at how the surge in oil prices, despite Monday's pause, could impede the economic recovery in the U.S. and around the world.

  • What Rising Oil Prices Could Do to the Dollar Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | 12:14 PM ET

    Oil prices are on a roll, and this strategist thinks its bad news for the buck.

  • How Long Will the Iranian Standoff Last? Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | 7:22 AM ET
    This satellite image shows the Strait of Hormuz, between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. The Strait of Hormuz runs between Iran and United Arab Emirates.

    The standoff - an escalating tit-for-tat combination of sanctions and counter-threats - is unlikely to be resolved in the coming weeks.

  • Taking Aim At Iran's Nuclear Ambitions  Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012 | 10:30 AM ET

    Israel is under pressure to avoid an attack on Iran over its nuclear plans. Insight, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, and the details on whether Tehran's nuclear course will change despite new sanctions, with NBC's Ali Arouzi.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: What's Driving Oil?  Tuesday, 21 Feb 2012 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. The impact of Iran on oil's recent climb.