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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 14 2018

Demand for foreign workers may soften Japan's immigration rules

TOKYO Shinichiro Tsukada says his small plastering company in Tokyo wouldn't survive without the 22 Chinese and Vietnamese workers who make up half his payroll.

Apr 27 2018

Abbau von Nordkoreas Atomtestanlage schwer zu überprüfen

Seoul Es klingt zunächst nach einem großen Schritt zur Entspannung im Korea-Konflikt: Der Norden hat angekündigt, seine Atomtestanlage in Punggye Ri abzubauen.

Apr 26 2018

North Korea's pledge to dismantle nuclear site sounds good, but verification will be tough

SEOUL North Korea's pledge to dismantle its Punggye-ri nuclear test site sounds like a big step forward but verifying whether that will actually happen will be difficult, underlining the complexities of any deal it may strike with the United States. | Video

Mar 28 2018

Aging Japan: Robots may have role in future of elder care

TOKYO Paro the furry seal cries softly while an elderly woman pets it. Pepper, a humanoid, waves while leading a group of senior citizens in exercises. The upright Tree guides a disabled man taking shaky steps, saying in a gentle feminine voice, “right, left, well done!” | Video

Mar 08 2018

Tepco's 'ice wall' fails to freeze Fukushima's toxic water buildup

OKUMA, Japan A costly "ice wall" is failing to keep groundwater from seeping into the stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, data from operator Tokyo Electric Power Co shows, preventing it from removing radioactive melted fuel at the site seven years after the disaster. | Video

Jan 06 2018

Olympics: Japan seek to recreate Sapporo ski jump joy

TOKYO With a total of 11 medals, including three golds, ski jumping has provided rich pickings at the Winter Olympics for Japan, and the Games in Pyeongchang will provide another chance for them to excel in front of a prime-time Asian audience.

Dec 27 2017

Japan manufacturing scandals haven't hurt image but have been powerful lessons: ministry official

TOKYO A string of data-tampering scandals at Japanese manufacturers has not tarnished Japan's image, though it has been a powerful reminder to avoid sacrificing quality when under cost or delivery pressure, a senior economic official said on Wednesday.

Dec 20 2017

China's Fosun takes stake in Tsingtao Brewery as Asahi exits

TOKYO/HONG KONG Chinese conglomerate Fosun International is taking a large chunk of Tsingtao Brewery Co after Japan's Asahi Group Holdings said on Wednesday it would sell its entire 19.9 percent stake for a total of 106 billion yen ($937 million).

Dec 20 2017

Asahi to sell Tsingtao Brewery stake to Fosun, others for $937 million

TOKYO, Dec 20 Japanese brewer Asahi Group Holdings said on Wednesday it would sell its 19.9 percent stake in China's Tsingtao Brewery Co to China's Fosun and others for a total of 106 billion yen ($937 million).

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