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LG aims to double sales in Japan with new flat-screens

Poster-thin OLED TVs to improve brand image of South Korean technology group

LG Electronics Japan President Lee Yin-gyu stands next to the ultrathin OLED TV.

TOKYO -- South Korea's LG Electronics wants to burnish its brand in Japan, and so the company plans a sales coup as its new ultrathin high-definition televisions debut in the country early next month.

"We wish to double the number of units sold [in Japan] in 2017 compared with 2016," Lee Yin-gyu, president of LG Electronics Japan, told The Nikkei.

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