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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 12 2017

Toyota seeking to halve Japan car models as domestic market shrinks

TOKYO Toyota Motor Corp is aiming to halve the number of car models it sells at home by 2025, a person briefed on the matter said - the second time this month that a Japanese automaker has emerged with plans to sharply scale back in a shrinking domestic market.

Oct 06 2017

Corrected: Nissan to recall all new cars sold in Japan in last 3 years

(Repeats correction to Oct 2 story, and replaces the original item that was inadvertently repeated; Corrects paragraph 15 to say dealers, not automakers, register vehicles with the government before de)

Oct 04 2017

Japan transport ministry raids two Nissan plants over improper checks

TOKYO Japan's transport ministry said on Wednesday it had carried out spot inspections at two plants producing Nissan Motor Co Ltd vehicles as part of a probe into final checks, days after irregularities forced the automaker to recall 1.2 million cars sold in Japan. | Video

Oct 03 2017

Nissan to recall all new cars sold in Japan in last 3 years

YOKOHAMA (This October 2 story has been refiled to corrects paragraph 15 to say dealers, not automakers, register vehicles with the government before delivery, not sale.) | Video

Sep 28 2017

Toyota to form electric car technology venture with Mazda

TOKYO Toyota Motor Corp has established a new venture to develop electric vehicle technology with partner Mazda Motor Corp , seeking to catch up with rivals in an increasingly frenetic race to produce more battery-powered cars.

Aug 14 2017

Tougher than steel: Japan looks to wood pulp to make lighter auto parts

KYOTO, Japan The global push among carmakers to make ever lighter vehicles is leading some auto suppliers in Japan to turn to what seems like an unlikely substitute for steel - wood.

Aug 08 2017

Mazda announces breakthrough in long-coveted engine technology

TOKYO Mazda Motor Corp said it would become the world's first automaker to commercialize a much more efficient petrol engine using technology that deep-pocketed rivals have been trying to engineer for decades, a twist in an industry increasingly going electric. | Video

Jul 20 2017

With new Takata air bag recalls, automakers may face more liabilities

TOKYO Takata Corp's bankruptcy filing last month was meant to draw a line under the auto industry's biggest safety recall, but last week's announcement of more air bag inflator recalls suggests automakers could face fresh liabilities in the future. | Video

Jul 20 2017

With new Takata air bag recalls, automakers may face more liabilities

TOKYO Takata Corp's bankruptcy filing last month was meant to draw a line under the auto industry's biggest safety recall, but last week's announcement of more air bag inflator recalls suggests automakers could face fresh liabilities in the future. | Video

Jul 19 2017

With new Takata air bag recalls, automakers may face more liabilities

TOKYO, July 19 Takata Corp's bankruptcy filing last month was meant to draw a line under the auto industry's biggest safety recall, but last week's announcement of more air bag inflator recalls suggests automakers could face fresh liabilities in the future.

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