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Linda Sieg

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

Dec 19 2017

Korean 'comfort woman' dies in Tokyo, age 95, as issue clouds Seoul-Tokyo ties

TOKYO A Korean woman who was forced to work at a Japanese wartime military brothel and later lost a Supreme Court case seeking compensation from the Japanese government has died in Japan at the age of 95, a civic group said on Tuesday.

Dec 14 2017

U.N.'s Guterres warns against 'sleepwalking' into war over North Korea

TOKYO U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, warning against the danger of "sleepwalking" into war, said on Thursday that Security Council resolutions on North Korea's nuclear and missile programs must be fully implemented by Pyongyang and other countries.

Dec 12 2017

Japan's Constitutional Democrats: a little party with big ambition

TOKYO The leader of the small Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, which out-performed expectations in an October vote, now hopes that by offering clear policy alternatives he can oust Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's coalition in the next election.

Dec 07 2017

Japan's Oxford-educated crown prince to bring global view to Chrysanthemum Throne

TOKYO Japan's Oxford-educated crown prince, Naruhito, looks set to bring a more global outlook to the ancient imperial institution while carrying on Emperor Akihito's legacy of promoting peace and reconciliation with Asia when he ascends the throne in 2019.

Dec 01 2017

Japan's Emperor Akihito to abdicate on April 30, 2019

TOKYO Emperor Akihito, who has spent much of his nearly three decades on Japan's throne seeking to soothe the wounds of World War Two, will step down on April 30, 2019 - the first abdication by a Japanese monarch in about two centuries. | Video

Nov 30 2017

Special panel meets to discuss Japan Emperor Akihito's abdication date

TOKYO A special panel meets on Friday to discuss the date for Emperor Akihito's planned abdication - the first by a Japanese monarch in about two centuries - clearing the way for the government to formally decide when the octogenarian emperor will retire.

Nov 29 2017

Sumo: Grand champion Harumafuji retires over assault incident

TOKYO Sumo grand champion Harumafuji announced he would retire on Wednesday to take responsibility for injuring a junior wrestler in an incident that has threatened to taint the image of Japan's national sport just as it was regaining popularity. | Video

Nov 21 2017

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.

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