On today's edition of "MarketFoolery," the new daily podcast from The Motley Fool, we focus on Japan's economy as the nuclear crisis continues to unfold.

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As investments tied to uranium fall, what is the future of nuclear power in Japan and the U.S.? Will countries like China and India continue to build nuclear power plants, or is there an alternative energy source that could now come into play?

Japan is responsible for more than 10% of global luxury sales. With shares of Tiffany (NYSE: TIF) falling, what is the short-term future for luxury brands?

Other Japanese brand-name stocks, like Makita (Nasdaq: MKTAY) and Fast Retailing (OTC: FRCOY.PK), have dropped as well. Motley Fool Global Gains co-advisor Tim Hanson shares why he believes the short-term hit will not be fatal for these two companies and more.

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Chris Hill doesn't own shares of any of the companies mentioned. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.