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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

Jun 28 2013

Japan eyes switch from western white wheat for 1st time in 53 yrs

TOKYO, June 28 Japan is offering to buy wheat used for making cakes that is not the U.S. western white variety for the first time in at least 53 years, seeking to avoid a shortage of confectionary flour after a scare caused by genetically modified wheat found in Oregon.

May 30 2013

U.S. genetically modified wheat find threatens exports, stokes consumer fears

TOKYO/BRUSSELS Unapproved genetically modified wheat found growing in the United States is threatening the outlook for U.S. exports of the world's biggest traded food commodity, with importers keenly aware of consumer sensitivity to gene-altered food.

May 15 2013

Japan government takes aim at electricity monopolies

TOKYO Japan is embarking on its most ambitious attempt at electricity industry reform since 1951, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe well-positioned for victory in a battle to break up powerful regional monopolies that is seen as a test of his political agenda.

May 15 2013

Japan takes first step to a permanent reactor shutdown after Fukushima

TOKYO Experts judged on Wednesday that a reactor on Japan's west coast is located on ground at high risk of an earthquake, setting in motion a process that will likely lead to the first permanent shutdown of a nuclear plant since the 2011 Fukushima crisis.

May 15 2013

Japan takes first step to a permanent reactor shutdown after Fukushima

TOKYO Experts judged on Wednesday that a reactor on Japan's west coast is located on ground at high risk of an earthquake, setting in motion a process that will likely lead to the first permanent shutdown of a nuclear plant since the 2011 Fukushima crisis.

May 15 2013

Japan takes first step to a permanent reactor shutdown after Fukushima

TOKYO Experts judged on Wednesday that a reactor on Japan's west coast is located on ground at high risk of an earthquake, setting in motion a process that will likely lead to the first permanent shutdown of a nuclear plant since the 2011 Fukushima crisis.

May 15 2013

Japan takes first step to a permanent reactor shutdown after Fukushima

TOKYO Experts judged on Wednesday that a reactor on Japan's west coast is located on ground at high risk of an earthquake, setting in motion a process that will likely lead to the first permanent shutdown of a nuclear plant since the 2011 Fukushima crisis.

May 01 2013

Coal exporters jostle for opportunity as Japan ramps up use

TOKYO, May 2 Indonesian and Australian coal exporters are moving aggressively to fend off competition to meet Japan's new-found appetite for the fuel to generate electricity while the country's nuclear reactors remain offline after the Fukushima disaster.

Apr 22 2013

Fuel-rod cooling halted by rats at crippled Japan nuclear plant

TOKYO Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant halted cooling of a spent fuel pool at the site on Monday to remove two dead rats, the third time cooling equipment has gone offline in five weeks because of rodents.

Apr 22 2013

Fuel-rod cooling halted by rats at crippled Japan nuclear plant

TOKYO Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant halted cooling of a spent fuel pool at the site on Monday to remove two dead rats, the third time cooling equipment has gone offline in five weeks because of rodents.

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