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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

Jul 09 2018

Nissan admits to more testing misconduct for cars sold in Japan

YOKOHAMA Nissan Motor said on Monday it had improperly measured exhaust emissions and fuel economy for 19 vehicle models sold in Japan, the second case in less than a year where misconduct has been discovered in its inspection processes. | Video

Jul 02 2018

Nissan calls off potential $1 billion sale of battery unit to China's GSR

TOKYO Nissan Motor cancelled a potential $1 billion sale of its electric car battery unit to China's GSR Capital, and while the automaker said it still aimed to find a buyer, analysts feel it could be a hard sell as the technology was not cutting edge.

Jun 26 2018

Toyota gives Corolla a sporty makeover to draw young drivers in aging Japan

TOKYO Toyota Motor Corp has given the Corolla, one of the world's best-selling cars, a major makeover and launched it in Japan on Tuesday in hopes that a sporty silhouette and new interactive functions will draw in younger buyers.

Jun 26 2018

Toyota gives Corolla a sporty makeover to draw young drivers in ageing Japan

TOKYO, June 26 Toyota Motor Corp has given the Corolla, one of the world's best-selling cars, a major makeover and launched it in Japan on Tuesday in hopes that a sporty silhouette and new interactive functions will draw in younger buyers.

Jun 20 2018

Toyota captures data goldmine in $1 billion Grab bet

TOKYO/SINGAPORE By pumping $1 billion into ride-hailing firm Grab, Toyota Motor Corp stands to gain a passenger-side view of tens of thousands of cars across Southeast Asia, tracking how fast they drive, how far they travel and the time they spend stuck in traffic.

Jun 08 2018

Japan automaker lobby slams U.S. tariff threat ahead of July trade talks

TOKYO Japan's automakers association (JAMA) on Friday criticized moves by the United States to explore raising tariffs on Japanese auto exports, just as the two countries plan trade talks in July that may increase pressure on Tokyo to open up its markets.

Jun 01 2018

Toyota sheds some manufacturing to focus on new car technology

TOKYO Toyota Motor Corp on Friday said it was planning to transfer some its parts manufacturing operations to its main supplier Denso Corp to free up resources to compete more effectively on new vehicle technologies.

May 14 2018

Nissan says equity change in Renault alliance an option

TOKYO Nissan Motor and its French automaking partner Renault SA are considering a range of options, including a more balanced equity structure, to ensure their alliance survives beyond its current leadership, the Japanese company said on Monday.

May 11 2018

Mazda taps Americas head as CEO to raise game in its biggest market

TOKYO Mazda Motor Corp has named the head of its Americas operations as its next president and CEO after its current chief steps down in June, as Japan's fifth-largest automaker seeks to boost profitability in North America, its biggest market.

May 10 2018

Japan's Suzuki Motor ramps up R&D spend to defend India dominance

TOKYO Suzuki Motor Corp on Thursday said it would earmark record investment this year for research and development into technologies such as electric vehicles (EVs) as it defends it dominance in its biggest market, India.

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