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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

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Sumo: Japan's national sport wrestles with latest act of violence

FUKUOKA/TOKYO, Japan - A probe into an assault by a sumo grand champion against a junior wrestler threatens to stain the image of Japan's ancient national sport just as its popularity was recovering from previous scandals and a shrinking fan base.

Oct 23 2017

Japan's Abe to push pacifist constitution reform after strong election win

TOKYO Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, buoyed by a huge election win for lawmakers who favor revising Japan's post-war, pacifist constitution, signaled a push towards his long-held goal on Monday but will need to convince a divided public to succeed. | Video

Oct 23 2017

Abe geht gestärkt aus Parlamentswahl hervor

Tokio Japans Ministerpräsident Shinzo Abe geht gestärkt aus der Parlamentswahl hervor.

Oct 23 2017

Japan's Abe to push pacifist constitution reform after strong election win

TOKYO, Oct 23 Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, buoyed by a huge election win for lawmakers who favour revising Japan's post-war, pacifist constitution, is likely to push towards his long-held goal but will need to convince a divided public to succeed.

Oct 22 2017

Abe to push reform of Japan's pacifist constitution after election win

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc scored a big win in Sunday's election, bolstering his chance of becoming the nation's longest-serving premier and re-energizing his push to revise the pacifist constitution.

Oct 18 2017

Underdog centre-left party may outperform expectations in Japan snap poll

TOKYO A new centre-left party pledging to bring "bottom up" democracy to Japan may prove the surprise success story of an election on Sunday, although the party is forecast to win a mere sliver of seats compared to Prime Minister Shinto Abe's ruling bloc.

Oct 18 2017

Underdog center-left party may outperform expectations in Japan snap poll

TOKYO A new center-left party pledging to bring "bottom up" democracy to Japan may prove the surprise success story of an election on Sunday, although the party is forecast to win a mere sliver of seats compared to Prime Minister Shinto Abe's ruling bloc.

Oct 16 2017

Japan ruling bloc heads for big election win despite voter distaste for PM Abe: poll

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition is on track for a big win in Sunday's general election - even though almost half the country's voters don't want him to keep his job, a media survey showed on Monday.

Oct 12 2017

Japanese media surveys show Abe's election gamble could pay off

TOKYO Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's snap election gamble looked like paying off after media forecasts showed his ruling bloc heading for a surprisingly big win, possibly enough to re-energise his push to revise Japan's post-World War Two pacifist constitution.

Oct 11 2017

Japan PM's ruling bloc seen nearing 2/3 majority in Oct. 22 lower house poll: Nikkei

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc could come close to keeping its two-thirds "super" majority in an Oct. 22 lower house election, defying some predictions of substantial losses and solidifying his grip on power, a survey published by the Nikkei business daily on Wednesday showed.

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