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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

Feb 21 2018

Slowing U.S. auto sales prompts Japan automakers to rethink discounts

TOKYO A second year of slowing growth in the U.S. auto market is forcing Japanese automakers to look beyond discounts to grow market share and focus more on boosting profitability in their largest market.

Feb 08 2018

Nissan sees China as its top market by 2022

YOKOHAMA Nissan Motor Co expects China to become its biggest market in terms of vehicle sales by 2022, Chief Executive Officer Hiroto Saikawa said on Thursday, overtaking the United States where the Japanese automaker is struggling to grow profits.

Feb 02 2018

Honda lifts profit forecast, sees China overtaking U.S. as biggest market

TOKYO Honda Motor Co Ltd on Friday said it expected China would overtake the United States as its biggest market for cars in the coming years after higher sales in Asia prompted the automaker to raise its full-year profit outlook by 4 percent.

Feb 01 2018

Japan's Fujifilm to take over Xerox in $6.1 billion deal, create JV

Japan's Fujifilm Holdings is set to take over Xerox Corp in a $6.1 billion deal, combining the U.S. company into their existing joint venture to gain scale and cut costs amid declining demand for office printing. | Video

Jan 18 2018

Lexus, Infiniti luxury car brands test ways to fight Tesla, German rivals

DETROIT Japanese luxury auto brands Lexus and Infiniti are using the Detroit auto show to test new ways to regain momentum against Germany's prestige automakers and Silicon Valley's Tesla Inc .

Jan 16 2018

Nissan's Infiniti vehicles to go electric

DETROIT Japanese carmaker Nissan Motor Co. plans to transform its upscale Infiniti brand of vehicles into a primarily electrified offering, Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa said on Tuesday.

Dec 22 2017

Bracing for EV shift, NGK Spark Plug ignites all solid-state battery quest

NAGOYA, Japan Facing the eventual demise of gasoline engines, the world's biggest maker of spark plugs is turning its focus to a component it believes will be just as vital in the coming era of electric vehicles - next-generation all solid state batteries.

Dec 20 2017

Subaru investigates possible mileage cheating, shares drop

TOKYO Japan's Subaru Corp , already smarting from a vehicle inspection scandal at home, said it was now investigating whether mileage readings may have also been falsified during final checks, driving its shares down as much as 8 percent. | Video

Dec 18 2017

Toyota to market over 10 battery EV models in early 2020s

TOKYO Toyota Motor Corp said it would market more than 10 all-electric vehicle (EV) models globally in the early 2020s, a target which could require the firm to look beyond a partnership with Panasonic Corp to co-develop and supply batteries.

Dec 13 2017

Toyota, Panasonic consider joint development of EV batteries

TOKYO Toyota Motor Corp is considering making batteries for electric vehicles (EV) with Panasonic Corp , as it ramps up battery development to help meet its goal for green cars to comprise half of global sales by 2030. | Video


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