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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

Sep 13 2018

Tennis star Osaka named Nissan ambassador, gives hope to biracial Japanese

YOKOHAMA, Japan Japan's Nissan Motor Co has signed U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka as its next brand ambassador, the automaker said on Thursday, tapping the tennis star's youth, drive and Japanese roots to appeal to younger customers. | Video

Sep 12 2018

Japan's Pioneer gets $540 million lifeline from Baring as debt deadline looms

TOKYO Japan's Pioneer Corp secured a bailout worth up to 60 billion yen ($540 million) from Baring Private Equity Asia, after failed bets on car navigation and audio systems saddled it with debt and pushed it into the red.

Sep 12 2018

UPDATE 3-Japan's Pioneer gets $540 mln lifeline from Baring as debt deadline looms

* Shares slide 9.3 pct on worries about dilution and firm's future

Aug 13 2018

Japan's labor crunch is reshaping how companies attract workers

(This August 1 story has been corrected to remove erroneous information in 17th paragraph)

Aug 03 2018

Toyota trumpft bei Rendite auf - Aber Volkswagen hat aufgeholt

Tokio/Hamburg Toyota knüpft in Sachen Ertragskraft an frühere Glanzzeiten an.

Aug 03 2018

Facing U.S. tariff threat, Toyota warns car costs could rise

TOKYO Toyota Motor Corp on Friday said higher U.S. auto tariffs would ramp up the cost of vehicles produced locally along with those imported to the United States from Japan, which would have a "big impact" on its bottom line.

Jul 31 2018

Honda resists U.S. tariff hit for now, first-quarter profit at 12-year high

TOKYO Honda Motor said the impact of U.S. steel and aluminum import tariffs on its bottom line had so far been limited, as it posted a surprise jump in quarterly profits to their highest in more than a decade on improving North American sales.

Jul 30 2018

Toyota plans to expand production, shrink cost of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

TOYOTA CITY Toyota Motor Corp is doubling down on its investment in hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, designing lower-cost, mass-market passenger cars and SUVs and pushing the technology into buses and trucks to build economies of scale. | Video

Jul 26 2018

Nissan profit quarterly drops 29 percent as U.S. sales slump

YOKOHAMA Nissan Motor Co Ltd posted a 29 percent drop in first-quarter profit on Thursday, slammed by a drop in profitability at home and sluggishness in the United States, where the firm is starting to cut back on steep discounts.

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

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