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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

9:25am EDT

Olympics: Taxi! Tokyo tackles tourist boom with accessible cab

TOKYO Tokyo's taxi industry is undergoing some radical changes as Japan, already dealing with unprecedented levels of tourism, gears up to host two major sporting events in the next 26 months. | Video

6:14am EDT

Rugby - Japan hope fitness proves superior in June tests

TOKYO Japan's national coach Jamie Joseph believes his players are fitter and better prepared for the June tests against Italy and Georgia than they were this time last year.

May 21 2018

Nishikori needs French Open success to reignite career

TOKYO It has been a long and frustrating road back to fitness for Japan's Kei Nishikori, who will arrive at Roland Garros without an ATP title for more than two years and desperate to prove that his career has not already peaked.

May 18 2018

Soccer: Japan sticks with old guard for World Cup warm-up

TOKYO New Japan head coach Akira Nishino has named a 27-man squad filled with trusted stalwarts for this month's World Cup warm-up against Ghana on Friday.

May 15 2018

Rugby Union: World Cup stadium a 'beacon of hope and inspiration', says Beaumont

TOKYO, Japan When the Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium opens for the first time in August it will be a landmark moment for rugby in Japan as well as for the regions ravaged by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont said on Tuesday.

May 12 2018

Sunwolves make it 10th time lucky with thumping win over Reds

TOKYO The Sunwolves picked up their first win of the Super Rugby season at the 10th attempt when Hayden Parker and Hosea Saumaki led the way in a rousing 63-28 victory over the slumping Queensland Reds in the Japanese capital on Saturday.

May 12 2018

Sunwolves win hands Joseph timely boost ahead of June tests

TOKYO With a win finally secured heading into the last 10 minutes, there was a carnival atmosphere at a sun-drenched Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium as the Sunwolves fans celebrated a long-awaited victory in this season's Super Rugby competition.

May 12 2018

Rugby-Sunwolves win hands Joseph timely boost ahead of June tests

TOKYO, May 12 With a win finally secured heading into the last 10 minutes, there was a carnival atmosphere at a sun-drenched Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium as the Sunwolves fans celebrated a long-awaited victory in this season's Super Rugby competition.

May 11 2018

Rugby - World Cup chief Gilpin confident of 'great' tournament

TOKYO With a little under 500 days to go until the start of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, tournament director Alan Gilpin believes Japan -- the first nation outside of rugby's traditional heartland to host the event -- is right on track to stage a "great" event.

May 11 2018

Olympics: Tokyo Games golf venue admits first female members after criticism

TOKYO, Japan The club scheduled to stage the golf tournament during the 2020 Tokyo Games has granted three women full memberships after being warned that it could be stripped as an Olympic host if it does not change its discriminatory policy.

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