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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 08 2018

Japan's Abe praises Pompeo after Pyongyang's 'gangster-like' accusation

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe praised on Sunday U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's conduct at denuclearisation talks with North Korean officials who accused America's top diplomat of making "gangster-like" demands.

Jul 07 2018

Japan's Abe praises Pompeo after Pyongyang's 'gangster-like' accusation

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe praised on Sunday U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's conduct at denuclearisation talks with North Korean officials who accused America's top diplomat of making "gangster-like" demands.

Jul 06 2018

Exclusive: Northrop Grumman angles for role in Japanese stealth fighter program - sources

TOKYO Northrop Grumman Corp is eyeing a Japanese jet fighter project that could pit it against Lockheed Martin Corp, three sources said, almost three decades after it lost a similar competition to build an advanced stealth jet for the U.S. Air Force.

Jul 04 2018

Exclusive: Japanese helicopter carrier to tour South China Sea, Indian Ocean for two months

TOKYO Japan will send a large helicopter carrier to the South China Sea and Indian Ocean for a second straight year as it looks to bolster its presence in the strategic maritime region with annual tours, two Japanese officials said.

Jul 03 2018

Japan picks Lockheed Martin radar for missile defense system: ministry official

TOKYO Japan has selected Lockheed Martin Corp's advanced radar for its multibillion-dollar missile defense system, a Japanese defense ministry official with direct knowledge told Reuters on Tuesday on condition of anonymity.

Jun 29 2018

Exclusive: Japan to buy advanced U.S. radar for missile defense system

TOKYO Japan will next week pick a U.S.-made advanced radar for its multibillion-dollar missile defense system, an upgrade that could help ease trade friction with Washington and provide cutting-edge protection against the arsenals of North Korea and China, sources said. | Video

Jun 09 2018

Abe tries to keep Japan on Trump's radar ahead of Singapore summit

TOKYO In dozens of conversations, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has counseled President Donald Trump to avoid making concessions to North Korea that could upset East Asia's balance of power, including a military retreat from South Korea that would leave Tokyo alone on the front lines against China's growing power.

May 09 2018

China, Japan and South Korea highlight unity amid North Korea moves

TOKYO China, Japan and South Korea agreed on Wednesday to cooperate in seeking the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe saying recent positive momentum must be matched by "concrete action" by North Korea. | Video

Apr 25 2018

Japan seeks role in French-German marine surveillance plane project: sources

TOKYO/BERLIN In a fresh bid to win its first major foreign arms deal since World War Two, Japan is proposing its P-1 submarine hunter for a French-German project to develop a marine surveillance aircraft, two Japanese government sources said.

Apr 24 2018

Japan seeks role in French-German marine surveillance plane project - sources

TOKYO/BERLIN, April 25 In a fresh bid to win its first major foreign arms deal since World War Two, Japan is proposing its P-1 submarine hunter for a French-German project to develop a marine surveillance aircraft, two Japanese government sources said.

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