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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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Japan confronts risks of U.S. alliance based on dollars and deals, not values

TOKYO Eighteen months after Donald Trump became U.S. president and started shaking up global diplomacy, Japan is waking up to the risks of an alliance based on dollars and deals rather than shared values and security interests.

Jun 15 2018

Trump-Kim summit pleases China, while Japan puts on brave face

BEIJING/TOKYO With U.S. President Donald Trump setting the course for normalizing ties with North Korea and even saying war games with South Korea would end, China appeared a winner from Tuesday's summit, as Japan tried putting a brave face on the outcome.

Jun 12 2018

Trump-Kim summit pleases China, while Japan puts on brave face

BEIJING/TOKYO With U.S. President Donald Trump setting the course for normalising ties with North Korea and even saying war games with South Korea would end, China appeared a winner from Tuesday's summit, as Japan tried putting a brave face on the outcome.

Jun 06 2018

Japan PM seeks Trump's assurances over North Korea in latest two-way chat

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, seeking to draw on his close ties with President Donald Trump in talks on Thursday, will urge the U.S. leader not to forget Tokyo's security concerns in his drive for a historic deal with North Korean leader Kim Jung Un. | Video

Jun 04 2018

As party vote inches closer, Abe seeks to turn page on scandal narrative

TOKYO Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government sought on Monday to put behind it the worst of a suspected cronyism scandal that has clouded Abe's chances for re-election, as his finance minister said he'd give back a year's salary but would not quit.

May 30 2018

Trump giving Japan's Abe a hard time on trade despite close ties

TOKYO Tariffs on steel, threats of car import levies and intense pressure for a two-way economic deal: despite warm personal ties, U.S. President Donald Trump is giving Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a decidedly tough time on trade. | Video

May 27 2018

Former Japanese PM Nakasone turns 100, urges constitutional revision

TOKYO Former Japanese prime minister Yasuhiro Nakasone, a World War Two naval officer and one of Japan's longest-serving premiers, marked his 100th birthday on Sunday with a call to revise the nation's post-war, pacifist constitution.

May 23 2018

Japan women see turning point on sexual harassment after scandal

TOKYO Japanese women, long accustomed to enduring sexual harassment in silence, are speaking out after a high-profile scandal involving a top bureaucrat stirred debate and protests.

May 15 2018

Malaysia's 92-year-old PM says he'll stay in office for 1-2 years

KUALA LUMPUR/TOKYO New Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday he will remain in office for one or two years and that Anwar Ibrahim, the jailed reformist he had vowed would replace him, will be released on Wednesday.

May 11 2018

Japan must boost protection for sexual harassment victims, says Abe rival Noda

TOKYO A Japanese cabinet minister called on Friday for a law to strengthen relief and protection for victims of sexual harassment, but stopped short of urging legal changes to make such acts a crime.

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