An explosion rocked the Fukushima Daichi nuclear power plant today. Officials say it was likely a few gas tanks in reactor four that exploded, but no further radiation leakage was caused. A "small oil spill" was also found to be leaking from reactors 5 & 6, but company officials say it was contained by an "oil fence" and there was also no further radioactive contamination.
Amidst fears of radioactive contamination, two of the biggest stars of New York's Metropolitan Opera-- Soprano Anna Netrebko and tenor Joseph Calleja-- have bowed out of a Japan tour at the last minute. The tour was scheduled to perform in Nagoya, which interestingly enough, was never contaminated or in any danger of contamination. Which makes me think these opera stars are just being divas; especially since last month Placido Domingo performed in Japan and donated $200,000 to relief efforts.
The Nikkei goes up, the Nikkei goes down. The Nikkei goes up, the Nikkei goes down. Today, the Nikkei hit a 2 week high, but that isn't stopping international economic pimp Moody's Investor's Service from threatening to lay an economic bitchslap on Japan. The rating agency has put Japan's ratings on review for a possible downgrade.