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.
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(Corrects June 2 story to remove reference to bitcoin's and other cryptocurrencies' status in Japan as "legal tender.")
TOKYO Haruta Saito, a young Japanese amputee who dreams of becoming a Paralympian, remembers strapping on a prosthetic "running blade" for the first time.
MINAMATA, Japan Shinobu Sakamoto was just 15 when she left her home in the southern Japanese fishing village of Minamata to go to Stockholm and tell the world of the horrors of mercury poisoning.
TOKYO Penniless and subsisting only on water for three weeks, Tokyo street-dweller Tokuchika Nishi thought he had come to the end of his life.
TOKYO Meet Lulu Hashimoto, a "living doll" and the latest trend in Tokyo's fashion modeling scene.
TOKYO Japan's core machinery orders unexpectedly tumbled in May on persistent weakness in the services sector, and the government downgraded the outlook for orders for the first time in eight months, raising doubts about the strength of the economic recovery.
TOKYO - Japan's regular pay in May grew at the fastest pace in more than 17 years and real wage growth turned positive for the first time in five months, suggesting the recovery in the world's third-biggest economy is starting to broaden.
TOKYO Japan is considering detaining some asylum seekers once their visas expire in an attempt to curb what it calls an abuse of its refugee system, drawing criticism from lawyers who say such measures risk causing humanitarian harm.
TOKYO Japanese retail sales rose less than expected in May because of slower sales of durable goods and clothes, falling substantially on April's annual increase as demand ebbed.
TOKYO Japan's real wages were flat in April from the same period a year earlier, with rising prices offsetting gains in nominal pay and possibly hurting households' purchasing power.