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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

Oct 16 2017

Japan ruling bloc heads for big election win despite voter distaste for PM Abe: poll

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition is on track for a big win in Sunday's general election - even though almost half the country's voters don't want him to keep his job, a media survey showed on Monday.

Oct 12 2017

Japanese media surveys show Abe's election gamble could pay off

TOKYO Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's snap election gamble looked like paying off after media forecasts showed his ruling bloc heading for a surprisingly big win, possibly enough to re-energise his push to revise Japan's post-World War Two pacifist constitution.

Oct 11 2017

Japan PM's ruling bloc seen nearing 2/3 majority in Oct. 22 lower house poll: Nikkei

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc could come close to keeping its two-thirds "super" majority in an Oct. 22 lower house election, defying some predictions of substantial losses and solidifying his grip on power, a survey published by the Nikkei business daily on Wednesday showed.

Oct 10 2017

Japan's Koike: a political paradox shakes things up ahead of poll

TOKYO Japan's Yuriko Koike says she went into politics to be a player, not a bystander.

Oct 06 2017

Interview: Tokyo governor says wouldn't visit Yasukuni Shrine if she became PM

TOKYO Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, whose new conservative party is challenging Japan's ruling bloc in an Oct. 22 election, said on Friday she would not visit the controversial Yasukuni Shrine for war dead if she ever became prime minister.

Oct 06 2017

Tokyo governor says wouldn't visit Yasukuni Shrine if she became PM

TOKYO Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, whose new conservative party is challenging Japan's ruling bloc in an Oct. 22 election, said on Friday she would not visit the controversial Yasukuni Shrine for war dead if she ever became prime minister.

Oct 02 2017

Run or wait? Tokyo's Koike faces dilemma ahead of Oct. 22 poll

TOKYO - Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has made no secret of her desire to be Japan's first female prime minister - she even named her pet terrier "Sori", Japanese for "premier".

Sep 30 2017

Tokyo's Koike reaches deal with opposition party ahead of Japan poll

TOKYO Popular Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, whose fledgling conservative party poses a growing challenge to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc, agreed on Saturday to cooperate in next month's election with a small party based in western Japan.

Sep 29 2017

Energised challenge by Tokyo governor exposes risk of PM Abe's snap poll decision

TOKYO A fast-growing challenge by Tokyo's governor, often floated as Japan's first possible female premier, to Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc has highlighted the risk of his gamble on a snap poll as she tries to replicate a historic defeat of his party.

Sep 28 2017

Japan calls snap election as new party roils outlook

TOKYO A fledgling party led by popular Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike gained momentum on Thursday ahead of an Oct. 22 election as the biggest opposition Democratic Party said it would step aside to let its candidates run under her conservative, reformist banner. | Video

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