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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Jun 20 2017

Tokyo governor to move world's biggest fish market, redevelop area

TOKYO The governor of Tokyo announced on Tuesday a long-delayed plan to move the world's largest fish market, one of the Japanese capital's biggest tourist attractions, to a man-made island with contaminated soil.

Jun 13 2017

Japan crown prince says will devote himself 'body and soul' to job as emperor

TOKYO Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito said on Tuesday he will devote himself "body and soul" to his job as emperor, just days after a law was enacted allowing his father to abdicate, which would be the first abdication by a Japanese emperor in two centuries.

Jun 09 2017

Japan's parliament clears way for emperor's abdication

TOKYO Japan's parliament on Friday passed a law allowing Emperor Akihito to abdicate, clearing the way for the first abdication by a Japanese monarch in nearly two centuries and the accession of his son, Crown Prince Naruhito, probably late next year. | Video

Jun 02 2017

Japan hotel won't remove books that deny Nanjing Massacre during Olympics

TOKYO A Japanese hotelier who denies that a 1937 massacre by Japanese troops in the Chinese city of Nanjing ever took place has "no intention" of removing books with his revisionist views from his hotels during the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Jun 02 2017

Abdication of Japan's emperor moves a step closer

TOKYO Japanese Emperor Akihito's abdication moved a step closer on Friday when the lower house of parliament approved a bill paving the way for the first such abdication in nearly two centuries.

May 29 2017

Japan's Miyazato retiring at end of season

TOKYO Japan's Ai Miyazato announced on Monday she is retiring from golf at the end of the season, with the former world number one saying the last four years had been a constant battle to rediscover her motivation.

May 19 2017

Factbox - Japan emperor worked to heal wounds of war, get closer to people

TOKYO Japan's cabinet approved a bill on Friday to allow Emperor Akihito to step down, paving the way for the first abdication by a Japanese emperor in nearly two centuries, after he said last year he feared age might make it hard to carry out his duties.

May 18 2017

Factbox: Japan emperor worked to heal wounds of war, get closer to people

TOKYO Japan's cabinet approved a bill on Friday to allow Emperor Akihito to step down, paving the way for the first abdication by a Japanese emperor in nearly two centuries, after he said last year he feared age might make it hard to carry out his duties.

May 18 2017

Japan cabinet approves bill to allow emperor to abdicate

TOKYO Japan's cabinet approved a bill on Friday that would allow Emperor Akihito to step down, paving the way for the first abdication by a Japanese emperor in nearly two centuries.

May 18 2017

Factbox: Japan emperor worked to heal wounds of war, get closer to people

TOKYO Japan's cabinet approved a bill on Friday to allow Emperor Akihito to step down, paving the way for the first abdication by a Japanese emperor in nearly two centuries, after he said last year he feared age might make it hard to carry out his duties.

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