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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

Jul 25 2017

Japan PM revises when he knew about friend's vet school application

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday revised when he first knew about a friend's application to open a veterinary school at the center of a suspected cronyism scandal, saying he only became aware of the plan after it was approved.

Jul 25 2017

Japan PM revises when he knew about friend's vet school application

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday revised when he first knew about a friend's application to open a veterinary school at the centre of a suspected cronyism scandal, saying he only became aware of the plan after it was approved.

Jul 24 2017

Japan PM Abe denies favors for friend amid falling support

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, his ratings sinking over a suspected cronyism scandal, on Monday said he had never instructed officials to give preferential treatment to a long-time friend, adding that the latter had never sought favors. | Video

Jul 23 2017

Japanese PM Abe's support slides again before parliament appearance

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's support slid 10 points to 26 percent in a poll published on Sunday, a day before Abe will be grilled in parliament over a suspected scandal that is cutting his ratings to the lowest since taking office in 2012.

Jul 20 2017

Spotlight on Japan's "Macron", son of former premier Koizumi, ahead of cabinet reshuffle

TOKYO He's young, good-looking and media call him "Japan's Macron", so it is little surprise that lawmakers say Shinjiro Koizumi may be offered a post when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reshuffles his cabinet next month in a bid to revive sagging public support.

Jul 14 2017

Japan coalition partner urges PM to regain trust; constitution not a priority

TOKYO The leader of the junior partner in Japan's ruling coalition on Friday urged Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to focus on regaining public trust after a slide in his popularity, and said revising the pacifist constitution was not a priority for voters.

Jul 12 2017

Japan PM's sagging support dims outlook for revising constitution: MP

TOKYO Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cherished goal of revising Japan's pacifist constitution has become more difficult to achieve after a plunge in his popularity and the erosion of public trust, a ruling party lawmaker said on Wednesday.

Jul 04 2017

Japan's Abe vulnerable after party's dismal Tokyo poll showing

TOKYO A stunning defeat for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling party at the hands of a novice political group in the capital has revealed the fragility of his support and shown that voters can desert him - if there is a credible alternative.

Jul 03 2017

Japan PM's party suffers historic defeat in Tokyo poll, popular governor wins big

TOKYO Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party suffered an historic defeat in an election in the Japanese capital on Sunday, signaling trouble ahead for the premier, who has suffered from slumping support because of a favoritism scandal. | Video

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.

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