News today that deadly levels of radiation were detected outside reactor buildings at JapanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power facility caused the yen to fall against all its major counterparts.
The yen weakened 0.4 percent to 81.68 per dollar at 3:05 p.m. in New York, from 81.34 March. The Japanese currency fell 0.5 percent to 115.14 per euro. The euro was little changed at $1.4096 after falling as much as 0.5 percent.
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