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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.

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Oil from sunken Iran tanker reached Japan shores: Coast Guard

TOKYO Oil that reached islands in southern Japan earlier this month is highly likely to have come from the sunken Iranian tanker Sanchi, the Japan Coast Guard said on Thursday.

Feb 15 2018

Oil gains as dollar sags near 3-year low; many Asian markets shut

TOKYO, Feb 16 Oil prices edged higher on Friday as the dollar languished near a three-year low, with Asian trade likely to be subdued as many markets are closed for the Lunar New Year holiday.

Jan 16 2018

India's imports of Iran oil in Dec scheduled to rise to most since March - source

TOKYO India was scheduled to lift its biggest volume of Iranian crude in nine months in December, helping to shore up the OPEC producer's oil exports to Asia last month, said a person with knowledge of the country's tanker loading schedule.

Dec 28 2017

Asia's monthly Iran oil imports skid to lowest in Nov since April 2016

TOKYO Imports of Iranian crude oil by major buyers in Asia tumbled 29 percent in November from the same month a year ago to the lowest volumes since April 2016, government and ship-tracking data showed.

Dec 22 2017

Japan's U.S. LPG imports to hit record in 2017, top the Middle East

TOKYO Japan's liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) imports from the United States are expected to double in 2017 to a record and account for around for around half of its total purchases, government and shipping data showed.

Dec 21 2017

Kansai Electric to scrap two reactors in latest blow for Japan's nuclear sector

TOKYO Kansai Electric Power Co said on Friday it will decommission two 38-year-old reactors at its Ohi nuclear plant as Japan's electricity industry struggles to cope with new safety standards imposed after the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

Dec 21 2017

Kobe Steel says senior executives knew about data tampering

TOKYO Kobe Steel Ltd , at the centre of a data-falsification scandal that has shaken Japan's manufacturing industry, admitted for the first time that executives were aware of the cheating, and reassigned three senior officials.

Dec 18 2017

Japan steel industry sees higher crude steel output in 2018/19

TOKYO Japan's crude steel output in the business year starting April 2018 is expected to rise slightly from the current year due to firm demand at home and abroad, an industry body said on Monday.

Dec 13 2017

Japanese court rules against Shikoku Electric nuclear restart

TOKYO A Japanese court on Wednesday ordered Shikoku Electric Power Co not to restart one of its reactors, overturning a lower court decision and throwing into turmoil Japan's protracted return to nuclear power after the Fukushima disaster.

Nov 30 2017

Kansai Electric, Kyushu Electric delay nuclear plant restarts for Kobe Steel checks

TOKYO Two Japanese nuclear operators said on Thursday they will delay the restart of nuclear plants to check whether they have received compromised parts from Kobe Steel Ltd , which has admitted to widespread fabrication of data on products.

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