South Korea warned Wednesday March 18 that it would respond with decisive action if Pyongyang again blocked access to a joint factory park in North Korea, but said it was too early to consider shutting the project down.
U.S. consumer prices rose in February on higher gasoline and apparel prices, government data showed on Wednesday March 11, calming fears of deflation for now. The Labor Department said its closely watched Consumer Price Index rose 0.
German luxury fashion designer Jil Sander is teaming up with Japan's no-frills clothing retailer Uniqlo. Sander -- best known for her minimalist creations for executive women -- said she will now oversee men's and women's apparel at Uniqlo.
Ever seen an ambassador dressed from head to foot in pastel frills? How about a diplomatic envoy in a mini-skirted school uniform? In a bid to raise its international profile, Tokyo has appointed three young women as cultural envoys because they represent Japan's long-running craze for all things cute.
Swedish fashion giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) is likely to feel some effects from the global financial crisis but is doing better than some of its competitors, the company's top executive said on Thursday March 12.