Top Asian News At 12:00 A.m. Gmt – Yahoo News

LG Electronics seeks fresh smartphone start in China with G3 launch – Yahoo News

Hagel said once Japan’s parliament passes implementing legislation, the Asian nation will be able to contribute more to regional security and expand its role on the world stage. TOKYO (AP) A strong earthquake hit Japan’s northern coast Saturday near the nuclear power plant crippled in the 2011 tsunami. At least one person was injured and a small tsunami was triggered, but no damage was reported. Japan’s Meteorological Agency said the magnitude-6.8 quake struck 10 kilometers (6 miles) below the sea surface off the coast of Fukushima. The 4:22 a.m. http://news.yahoo.com/top-asian-news-12-00-m-gmt-000256406.html

LG ranked fifth in global smartphone sales in the second quarter, according to IDC, but does not crack top 10 lists in China, the world’s biggest smartphone market. It could struggle to pick up meaningful early market share as it won’t have local carriers pushing the device. Apple, by comparison, inked a long-awaited distribution tie-up in December with China Mobile, the world’s biggest carrier. An LG spokeswoman said the firm opted to go only with JD.Com for now to cut distribution costs, noting that non-carrier vendors account for more than half of handset sales in China. http://news.yahoo.com/lg-electronics-seeks-fresh-smartphone-start-china-g3-064030912–finance.html

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