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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.

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Sep 06 2017

Allowing nuclear weapons in Japan could defuse North Korean threat, say some policy makers

TOKYO As Japan looks for a quick, resolute response to North Korea's growing missile threat, some defence policy makers in Tokyo say it may be time to reconsider non-nuclear pledges and invite U.S. nuclear weapons on to its soil.

Sep 06 2017

Allowing nuclear weapons in Japan could defuse North Korean threat, say some policy makers

TOKYO As Japan looks for a quick, resolute response to North Korea's growing missile threat, some defence policy makers in Tokyo say it may be time to reconsider non-nuclear pledges and invite U.S. nuclear weapons on to its soil.

Sep 06 2017

Allowing nuclear weapons in Japan could defuse North Korean threat, say some policy makers

TOKYO As Japan looks for a quick, resolute response to North Korea's growing missile threat, some defense policy makers in Tokyo say it may be time to reconsider non-nuclear pledges and invite U.S. nuclear weapons on to its soil.

Sep 03 2017

Japan's Abe - agreed with Trump, Putin on cooperation over North Korea

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed on Sunday that the international community must step up its response to North Korea after Pyongyang announced it had tested a hydrogen bomb.

Sep 03 2017

Japan's Abe: agreed with Trump, Putin on cooperation over North Korea

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed on Sunday that the international community must step up its response to North Korea after Pyongyang announced it had tested a hydrogen bomb.

Aug 31 2017

Japan seeks funds to boost missile ranges days after North Korea threat

TOKYO Japan's defence ministry on Thursday sought $160 million in a record budget request to develop swift, longer-range missiles to extend its military punch in East Asia, countering growing Chinese strength and an increasing North Korean threat.

Aug 31 2017

Japan seeks funds to boost missile ranges days after North Korea threat

TOKYO Japan's defense ministry on Thursday sought $160 million in a record budget request to develop swift, longer-range missiles to extend its military punch in East Asia, countering growing Chinese strength and an increasing North Korean threat.

Aug 31 2017

Japan's military seeks funds to boost missile ranges, speed in record budget

TOKYO, Aug 31 Japan's defence ministry on Thursday sought $160 million in a record budget request to develop swift, longer-range missiles to extend its military punch in East Asia, countering growing Chinese strength and an increasing North Korean threat.

Aug 30 2017

Exclusive: Japan seeks new U.S. missile radar as North Korea threat grows - sources

TOKYO Japan is worried the United States has so far declined to arm it with a powerful new radar, arguing the decision makes the U.S. missile defense system it plans to install much less capable of countering a growing North Korean threat, three sources said.

Aug 22 2017

Japan urges pressure on North Korea, military to seek record defense spending

TOKYO Japan's new foreign minister Taro Kono said on Tuesday international pressure against North Korea must be maintained until Pyongyang clearly demonstrates that it will give up its nuclear program.

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