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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

Apr 12 2018

Japanese finance minister admonishes top bureaucrat after harassment report

TOKYO Japan's finance minister admonished his top bureaucrat on Thursday after a magazine reported the official had sexually harassed several female journalists, but stopped short of imposing any punishment.

Apr 10 2018

U.S. envoy meets families of Japanese abducted by North Korea

TOKYO The U.S. ambassador to Japan on Tuesday met the families of people abducted by North Korea decades ago to train its spies, just a week before Japan's prime minister is expected to raise the emotive topic at a summit with U.S. President Donald Trump.

Mar 27 2018

Beijing starts drive for improved display at home Games

TOKYO China plans to field athletes in as many disciplines as possible at the Beijing-hosted 2022 Winter Olympics in a major push for medals in a country that has had limited success in winter sports, a Chinese Olympic official said on Tuesday

Mar 20 2018

Factbox: Potential successors to Shinzo Abe

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is under fire over controversy surrounding a heavily discounted land sale to a school operator with ties to his wife, Akie.

Mar 20 2018

Factbox: Potential successors to Shinzo Abe

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is under fire over controversy surrounding a heavily discounted land sale to a school operator with ties to his wife, Akie.

Mar 19 2018

Japan PM takes blame for loss of trust over scandal as polls dive, denies involvement

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, his popularity plunging amid a cronyism scandal, took responsibility on Monday for a loss of trust in his government but denied he or his wife had intervened in a land sale to a school operator with ties to his wife. | Video

Mar 16 2018

Japan PM Abe's support falls to 39 percent amid cronyism scandal

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's support has fallen 9.4 points to 39.3 percent, a survey by Jiji news agency showed, as suspicion swirls over a suspected cover-up linked to cronyism, Abe's worst crisis since taking office.

Feb 25 2018

Figure skating featured farewells, new stars, North Koreans and Hanyu

GANGNEUNG, South Korea Ice dance legends announced their retirement, a five-time Olympian pairs skater finally gained gold, and two North Koreans won hearts if not medals in an Olympics packed with more drama than usual even for figure skating.

Feb 25 2018

Olympics: Skaters let their hair down at final Olympic event

GANGNEUNG, South Korea Rappers, Spiderman and a sultry tiger took to the ice on Sunday as the world's top skaters let their creativity take over in a gala exhibition, the final figure skating event at the Pyeongchang Games.

Feb 23 2018

Figure skating: Zagitova gives OAR first Pyeongchang gold

GANGNEUNG, South Korea Russian teenager Alina Zagitova edged compatriot Evgenia Medvedeva with a stunning free skate on Friday that earned the Olympic Athletes from Russia a first gold at the Pyeongchang Games.

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