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  • 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.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Big Move Up on the Euro     Thursday, 8 Mar 2012 | 4:00 PM ET

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

  • 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.

  • Oil saw a big jump today on a positive ADP number and optimism on Greece, with CNBC's Bertha Coombs.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Obama New Conference, Q&A, Pt 2     Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 1:21 PM ET

    We've mobilized "unprecedented, crippling sanctions on Iran," says President Obama, who took tough questions on Iran and Israel at his first White House press conference of the year.

  • Nikkei Business Report     Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 4:40 AM ET

    With the shutdown of 54 nuclear plants, Japan searches for alternative energy to meet the country's demand for power. The Nikkei's Makiko Utsuda reports.

  • Japanese Town Struggles With Recovery     Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 7:36 PM ET

    A year after the disaster, Japan still struggles to manage the debris resulting from Fukushima, and unemployment in the ravaged towns. CNBC's Tokyo bureau chief Kaori Enjoji reports from a town where recovery is still a slogan.

  • CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets as oil remains mostly unchanged, on continuing concerns over Iranian nuclear ambitions.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • N Korea Suspension of Nuclear Plans Is Big Step     Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012 | 6:20 PM ET

    Alastair Newton, Senior Political Analyst at Nomura and Marcus Noland, Deputy Director & Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International discuss North Korea's agreement to suspend nuclear plans.

  • 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.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Silver Up 4% on Tuesday     Tuesday, 28 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.