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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 19 2017

Nissan to suspend domestic production of cars for Japan market

TOKYO Nissan Motor Co Ltd is suspending domestic production of vehicles for the Japanese market for at least two weeks to address misconduct in its final inspection procedures that led to a major recall, it said on Thursday.

Oct 19 2017

Japan carmakers vouch for safety of Kobe Steel's aluminum parts

TOKYO Four Japanese automakers on Thursday said they found no safety issues with aluminum parts supplied by Kobe Steel Ltd , allaying some concerns that falsified quality data on products from the steelmaker had compromised their vehicles.

Oct 18 2017

Mitsubishi Motors to seek growth in China, U.S. as it moves on from scandal

TOKYO Mitsubishi Motors Corp said it plans to boost sales by 30 percent over three years, setting ambitious goals for growth in China and the United States as well as a comeback in Japan where has been hobbled by a mileage cheating scandal.

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

Honda to cut Japanese production by a quarter as domestic sales stagnate

TOKYO Honda Motor Co plans to end production at its Sayama plant in Japan by 2022, cutting domestic capacity by around 24 percent as it shifts focus to electric cars (EVs) and other new technologies.

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.

Sep 12 2017

Japan trials driverless cars in bid to keep rural elderly on the move

NISHIKATA, Japan As the annual rice harvest begins this month in the Japanese town of Nishikata, the combines that usually putter along the sleepy roads lining its rice fields are giving way to a vehicle residents have never before seen, a driverless shuttle bus.

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