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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

Aug 10 2017

Japan July exports seen rising for eighth straight month

TOKYO Japan's exports were expected to record an eighth straight month of growth in July, a Reuters poll found, suggesting robust offshore demand could underpin moderate economic recovery.

Aug 10 2017

Japan PM should focus on regulatory reforms, say economists

TOKYO Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ought to prioritize regulatory reforms, according to economists in a monthly Reuters poll whose forecasts show they remain pessimistic on prospects for the pace of inflation to pick up in coming years.

Aug 09 2017

Tech-savvy farmers a new hope for Japan's shrinking agriculture sector

YAMAMOTO-CHO, Japan A new breed of younger, business- and tech-savvy farmers are transforming Japan's shrinking agriculture sector with cutting edge techniques and marketing strategies, giving new hope to an industry in slow decline.

Aug 04 2017

Japan's GDP seen expanding for sixth straight quarter on domestic demand

TOKYO Japan's economy was expected to grow for a sixth straight quarter in April-June, a Reuters poll found on Friday, buoyed by domestic demand as consumer spending recovered and firms increased their capital investment.

Jul 20 2017

Most Japanese companies look to raise retirement age: Reuters poll

TOKYO More than half of Japanese companies are planning to raise the retirement age of their workforce, a Reuters poll shows, with many saying it would alleviate the country's labor shortage and harness the expertise of veteran workers.

Jul 19 2017

Most Japanese companies look to raise retirement age - Reuters poll

TOKYO More than half of Japanese companies are planning to raise the retirement age of their workforce, a Reuters poll shows, with many saying it would alleviate the country's labour shortage and harness the expertise of veteran workers.

Jul 18 2017

BOJ likely to push back timeframe for inflation target again: Reuters poll

TOKYO Faced with still-sluggish inflation even as the economy picks up steam, the Bank of Japan will delay again its projected timing for achieving the 2 percent inflation target, according to a majority of economists polled by Reuters.

Jul 10 2017

Japan PM Abe to reshuffle cabinet as support plunges to lowest since 2012

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will reshuffle his cabinet and party leaders early next month, moving to shore up his worst levels of popular support since returning to power in 2012, following a historic loss in a Tokyo assembly election.

Jul 03 2017

Japan PM seeks to regain public's trust after Tokyo poll setback

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday he will work to regain public trust after his party suffered an historic defeat in an election in the nation's capital, signaling trouble ahead for the premier amid tumbling support rates.

Jul 03 2017

Japan PM seeks to regain public's trust after Tokyo poll setback

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday he will work to regain public trust after his party suffered an historic defeat in an election in the nation's capital, signalling trouble ahead for the premier amid tumbling support rates.

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