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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

Jun 18 2018

Magnitude 6.1 quake in Japan's Osaka area kills four, halts factories

TOKYO A magnitude 6.1 earthquake in Osaka, Japan's second-biggest metropolis, killed four people, injured hundreds more and halted factory lines in an industrial area, government and company officials said on Tuesday.

Jun 15 2018

Japan's May exports seen growing, core inflation remains subdued: Reuters poll

TOKYO Japan's exports likely rose at a solid pace in May, led by demand for semiconductor related products and supporting views the economy is pulling out of a rough patch after shrinking in the first quarter, a Reuters poll showed on Friday.

Jun 12 2018

Economists split on 2019, 2020 BOJ tapering; Japan needs more innovation: Reuters poll

TOKYO Japan's government needs to promote more corporate investment and innovation as well as bring in more foreign workers to alleviate a labour shortage, a Reuters poll of economists showed on Wednesday.

Jun 08 2018

Japan April machinery orders seen rising, BOJ rates unchanged: Reuters poll

TOKYO Japan's machinery orders are set to rebound in April, a Reuters poll found on Friday, offering some solace amid worries over the outlook for the economy after it contracted in the first quarter.

Jun 06 2018

Japan's first quarter GDP likely shrank less than initial reading on capex gain: Reuters poll

TOKYO Japan's economy likely shrank less than initially estimated in the first quarter, reinforcing views that it will quickly regain traction in coming months, a Reuters poll found on Wednesday.

Jun 01 2018

Japan's April household spending seen rising for first time in three months - Reuters poll

TOKYO Spending by Japanese households was expected to rise in April for the first time in three months, a Reuters poll found on Friday, offering some relief after weak consumer spending in the first quarter.

May 25 2018

Japan's factory output seen rising for third straight month in April - Reuters poll

TOKYO Japan's industrial production was expected to rise for a third straight month in April thanks to brisk export demand, a Reuters poll found on Friday, a positive sign after the economy contracted in the first quarter.

May 17 2018

Japan plans retaliatory tariffs against United States: NHK

TOKYO Japan is considering tariffs on U.S. exports worth $409 million in retaliation against steel and aluminum import tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump, media reported on Thursday. | Video

May 14 2018

Tame Japan inflation to push back BOJ's stimulus exit plans - Reuters poll

TOKYO Japan's central bank is likely to wait longer than initially expected to exit its super-easy stimulus, a Reuters poll of economists showed,, with almost half predicting that it won't happen until 2020 or later given sluggish inflation.

May 08 2018

Japan and North Korea should talk, South Korea's Moon says

TOKYO Japan and North Korea should begin talks to normalize relations between the two countries and contribute to peace and stability in the region, South Korean President Moon Jae-in told a Japanese newspaper on Tuesday.


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