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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 18 2017

Japan Sept. export growth slows slightly, growth trend intact

TOKYO Japan's export growth slowed in September for the first time in three months, official data on Thursday showed, in a sign overseas demand for goods from the world's third-largest economy may be taking a breather.

Oct 18 2017

BOJ's Sakurai says no need to take excessive steps to meet price target

TOKYO/HAKODATE Bank of Japan board member Makoto Sakurai on Wednesday dismissed the need for additional monetary easing, saying the central bank should not take unnecessary steps to accelerate the timing of its 2 percent inflation target.

Oct 11 2017

Japan's wholesale prices rise at fastest in nine years, bank lending up

TOKYO Japanese wholesale prices rose in September at the fastest annual pace in almost nine years due to rising prices for gasoline, metals, and agricultural products, but the gains won't necessarily boost the country's notoriously weak inflation.

Oct 10 2017

BOJ Governor Kuroda pledges to stick with quantitative easing

TOKYO The Bank of Japan raised its assessment of four of the country's regional economies due to strong exports, consumer spending and construction, an encouraging sign that the broader economy can continue to grow at a healthy pace.

Oct 05 2017

Japan, U.S. to hold second round of economic dialogue on October 16

TOKYO Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Friday he would meet U.S. Vice President Mike Pence in Washington D.C. on Oct. 16 for the second round of an economic dialogue between the two countries.

Oct 03 2017

Benefits of sales tax hike in Japan outweigh negatives: Moody's

TOKYO The benefits of raising Japan's sales tax again outweigh the negatives, even if Prime Minister Shinzo Abe diverts some of the additional revenue to education and welfare, an official at ratings agency Moody's Investors Service said on Tuesday.

Oct 02 2017

BOJ tankan corporate inflation expectations flagging

TOKYO Japanese companies' inflation expectations eased slightly in September from three months ago in a worrying sign the economy continues to struggle with a deflationary mindset.

Oct 02 2017

Japan ruling party pledge omits timing of primary surplus target

TOKYO Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party has omitted the deadline by which it aims to return to a primary budget surplus from its campaign platform, according to a copy obtained by Reuters.

Sep 29 2017

Japan's inflation, labor demand and factory output signal solid economic recovery

TOKYO Japan's core inflation accelerated in August, industrial output rose more than expected and demand for labor remained at its strongest in over 40 years in a further sign of solid momentum in the world's third-largest economy. | Video

Sep 25 2017

BOJ wants to stick with current policy, faces growing doubts

TOKYO Bank of Japan policymakers said they should stick with their current policy framework and had reason to be optimistic about consumer prices because measures of inflation expectations have stopped falling, minutes of the central bank's July 19-20 meeting showed on Tuesday.

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