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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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
(This version of the March 14 story corrects 11th paragraph to reflect that the coalition had agreed to consider summoning Sagawa for questioning, not that they had agreed to summon him)
TOKYO Japan's top government spokesman left the door open on Wednesday to a possible summit between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to discuss the matter of Japanese citizens kidnapped by Pyongyang's agents decades ago.
TOKYO Japan's economy was expected to show faster growth in the final quarter of last year than initially estimated, boosted by bullish capital expenditure, a Reuters poll showed on Friday.
TOKYO Despite strength in Japan's economy, most analysts predict the central bank will keep a key part of its super-easy monetary policy -- the long-term bond yield target -- at zero percent throughout the year, a Reuters poll showed on Friday.
TOKYO The Bank of Japan should consider buying foreign bonds as part of efforts to reflate the economy during Governor Haruhiko Kuroda's second term at the central bank helm, an economic adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said.
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.
TOKYO Japan's top government spokesman warned on Wednesday that stable currency market moves were "extremely important", signaling concern over recent yen gains that could cool a strengthening economic recovery.
TOKYO Japan's top government spokesman warned on Wednesday that stable currency market moves were "extremely important", signalling concern over recent yen gains that could cool a strengthening economic recovery.
TOKYO Japan's economy was expected to grow for an eighth straight quarter in October-December, the longest period of expansion in about 30 years, a Reuters poll found on Feb 2, led by robust exports and solid domestic demand.