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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

Aug 14 2018

'Hazmat' suit statue near site of Japanese nuclear disaster sparks uproar

FUKUSHIMA, Japan A statue of a child wearing what appears to be a hazardous material suit unveiled near the site of a Japanese nuclear disaster has drawn a barrage of criticism from residents and forced the sculptor to apologize.

Jul 20 2018

Japanese inventors step up to offer relief from sweltering heat

TOKYO A jacket with built-in fans, a road coating to rein in heat and factory mist sprayers were on offer at a trade fair in the Japanese capital on Thursday as it struggles with record heat two years before it hosts the Summer Olympics. | Video

Jun 07 2018

Japan's ethnic Koreans loyal to Pyongyang look to summit to bring peace, boost status

(This version of story refiled to fix paragraph 4 broken link)

Jun 07 2018

Japan's ethnic Koreans loyal to Pyongyang look to summit to bring peace, boost status

(This June 6 story was refiled to fix paragraph 4 broken link)

Feb 15 2018

Boarding now for a flight from Tokyo to Paris that never takes off

TOKYO Fasten your seatbelts for a flight departing to Paris, and never leave the ground. | Video

Jan 13 2018

Japanese pop group chants cryptocurrency choruses

TOKYO A Japanese pop group hopped on the bitcoin bandwagon on Friday, dedicating themselves to singing and dancing about the cryptocurrencies that have taken the world by storm, and especially their homeland. | Video

Jan 05 2018

Tuna goes for $323,000 at Tokyo fish market's final New Year auction

TOKYO In the final New Year's auction at Tokyo's famed Tsukiji fish market on Friday, the owner of an international sushi restaurant shelled out more than $300,000 for a prime bluefin tuna and said he was "very happy" with the result. | Video

Oct 13 2017

Japan vows no more deaths from overwork while building Olympic arena

TOKYO A Japanese sports official promised on Friday to work with the builder of a showpiece stadium for the 2020 Olympics to stamp out "death by overwork", a designation authorities applied last week to the suicide of a stadium worker.

Sep 10 2017

Koreans in Japan wary of tensions with North, worry about backlash

OSAKA, Japan Ethnic Koreans living in Japan are nervously watching growing tensions over North Korea and are wary of a possible backlash against their community as Pyongyang ramps up its sabre-rattling.

Sep 10 2017

Koreans in Japan wary of tensions with North, worry about backlash

OSAKA, Japan Ethnic Koreans living in Japan are nervously watching growing tensions over North Korea and are wary of a possible backlash against their community as Pyongyang ramps up its sabre-rattling.

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