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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 16 2018

In Japan's flood-ravaged Mabi, delays and lack of awareness magnified death toll

MABI, Japan - When Isao Akutagawa moved to the sleepy riverside town of Mabi in western Japan 45 years ago, it seemed like the perfect suburb to raise his children. | Video

May 23 2018

Japan women see turning point on sexual harassment after scandal

TOKYO Japanese women, long accustomed to enduring sexual harassment in silence, are speaking out after a high-profile scandal involving a top bureaucrat stirred debate and protests.

Apr 18 2018

Japan casino bill to reach parliament on April 27: officials

TOKYO Japan's ruling coalition will submit its plan for large-scale casino resorts to parliament this month, as it pushes to get an approval for a project expected to generate billions of dollars for the country, ruling party officials said on Wednesday.

Mar 23 2018

Japan loses out amid China trade threat that shakes markets

TOKYO As U.S. President Donald Trump dealt a blow to China with plans to slap tariffs on $60 billion of trade, he quietly delivered a slap in the face to one of Washington's closest allies, Japan, which got no exemption from earlier announced duties.

Mar 23 2018

Japan loses out amid China trade threat that shakes markets

TOKYO As U.S. President Donald Trump dealt a blow to China with plans to slap tariffs on $60 billion of trade, he quietly delivered a slap in the face to one of Washington's closest allies, Japan, which got no exemption from earlier announced duties.

Mar 20 2018

Japan minister: Some products likely to get exempted from U.S. tariffs

TOKYO Japanese Trade Minister Hiroshige Seko said on Tuesday there is a "high chance" that some Japanese steel and aluminium products will get exempted from new U.S. tariffs as they are not quickly replaceable.

Mar 20 2018

Japan minister: Some products likely to get exempted from U.S. tariffs

TOKYO Japanese Trade Minister Hiroshige Seko said on Tuesday there is a "high chance" that some Japanese steel and aluminum products will get exempted from new U.S. tariffs as they are not quickly replaceable.

Mar 06 2018

Japan urges U.S. to shun steel tariffs but makes no threats

TOKYO Japan on Tuesday stuck to its low-key approach to threatened U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum, reflecting a desire to keep trade fights from hurting security ties as well as lessons learned about how to deal with President Donald Trump.

Mar 06 2018

Japan urges U.S. to shun steel tariffs but makes no threats

TOKYO Japan on Tuesday stuck to its low-key approach to threatened U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminium, reflecting a desire to keep trade fights from hurting security ties as well as lessons learned about how to deal with President Donald Trump.

Feb 20 2018

Japan hopes U.S. returns to TPP but overhaul tough: negotiator

TOKYO Japan welcomes a positive stance by the United States toward an Asia-Pacific trade pact, but indicated that altering the agreement at this point would be very difficult.

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