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Osamu Tsukimori

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 12 2018

Japanese banks MUFG, Mizuho to stop Iranian transactions

TOKYO Japanese banks are moving to stop handling all Iran-related transactions to meet a November deadline set by the United States, after President Donald Trump in May pulled out of a nuclear program agreement with Tehran.

Jul 10 2018

Japanese refiner Idemitsu wins family backing for Showa Shell merger

TOKYO Japanese oil refiners Idemitsu Kosan and Showa Shell Sekiyu said on Tuesday they had agreed to merge on April 1 next year, after Idemitsu's founding family dropped its long-standing opposition to the plan.

Jul 06 2018

South Korea suspends Iranian oil loading in July for first time since 2012: sources

SEOUL/TOKYO South Korea will not lift any Iranian crude and condensate in July, halting all shipments for the first time in six years amid U.S. pressure to cut all imports of Iranian oil from November, three sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Jul 04 2018

Exclusive - Japan's Inpex delays output from giant offshore gas project in Australia

TOKYO Japan's Inpex Corp has delayed gas production from its giant Ichthys field off the coast of Australia just weeks after giving assurances that output would start imminently.

Jul 04 2018

EXCLUSIVE-Japan's Inpex delays production from giant Australia gas project

TOKYO, July 4 Japan's Inpex Corp has delayed gas production from its giant Ichthys field off the coast of Australia just weeks after giving assurances that output would start imminently.

Jul 03 2018

JERA beefs up into Asian trading giant with EDF's LNG business

TOKYO/SINGAPORE Japan's JERA has bulked up into one of Asia's biggest energy traders with its second acquisition of a key team from France's EDF Trading - its LNG business - a deal aimed at making the utility more savvy and nimble, as well as gaining better access to European markets.

Jun 29 2018

Japan refiners boost U.S. crude purchases as Iran sanctions loom

TOKYO Japanese refiners are ramping up purchases of U.S. crude as it becomes cheaper relative to their usual Middle East supplies and are assessing heavy grades from U.S. shale production as a replacement for supplies from Iran, industry sources said.

Jun 12 2018

Saudi Arabia to supply full July crude oil volumes to some Asian buyers

SINGAPORE/TOKYO Saudi Arabia has informed five Asian refiners that it will supply full contractual volumes of crude oil in July, five sources with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday.

Jun 06 2018

Cove Point LNG facility in U.S. set for planned outage in autumn

YOKOHAMA, Japan Dominion Energy Inc's Cove Point liquefied natural gas production facility in the eastern United States will undergo a brief maintenance shutdown in the autumn, the company's top executive said on Wednesday.

Jun 06 2018

Cove Point LNG facility in U.S. set for planned outage in autumn

YOKOHAMA, Japan, June 6 Dominion Energy Inc's Cove Point liquefied natural gas production facility in the eastern United States will undergo a brief maintenance shutdown in the autumn, the company's top executive said on Wednesday.

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