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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

May 02 2018

Icahn and Deason oust Xerox CEO; deal with Fujifilm at risk

NEW YORK/TOKYO Xerox Corp said its CEO and most of its board will step down to settle a suit by activist shareholders Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason, handing over to new management which will reconsider a contentious deal with Fujifilm Holdings .

Mar 29 2018

Merits of any Takeda bid for Shire questioned, shares slide

TOKYO A potential acquisition of London-listed Shire by Takeda Pharmaceutical was greeted with investor scepticism about its merits on Thursday, with shares in the Japanese drug maker tumbling 7 percent.

Mar 26 2018

Japan's Abe seeks to remove 'balance' requirements in broadcast news

TOKYO Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to repeal a Japanese law requiring broadcasters to show impartiality, a step critics fear will lead to sensational reporting and polarize views, just as a similar move has been blamed for doing in the United States.

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

Jul 06 2017

European farmers cheer market access in EU-Japan trade deal

TOKYO/BRUSSELS European farmers on Thursday welcomed a landmark agreement between the EU and Japan on a free trade pact which will remove tariffs on much of their bilateral trade and triple agricultural exports.

Jul 06 2017

European farmers cheer market access in EU-Japan trade deal

TOKYO/BRUSSELS European farmers on Thursday welcomed a landmark agreement between the EU and Japan on a free trade pact which will remove tariffs on much of their bilateral trade and triple agricultural exports.

Jun 21 2016

China's Tencent buys 'Clash of Clans' maker Supercell for $8.6 billion

BEIJING/HELSINKI/TOKYO China's biggest gaming group Tencent Holdings Ltd is to buy a majority stake in 'Clash of Clans' mobile game maker Supercell from SoftBank Group Corp in a deal valued at roughly $8.6 billion.

Jun 03 2016

SoftBank adds to Alibaba sale, bringing total to $10 billion

TOKYO SoftBank Group Corp said on Friday it was selling a further $1.1 billion of its shares in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd , bringing the total it has sold in the Chinese e-commerce company to $10 billion.

Apr 07 2016

Clothing giant Uniqlo: again the face of Japan's deflating economy

TOKYO When Japan's cheap-and-cheerful clothing brand Uniqlo raised its prices in 2014, it was an endorsement of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's efforts to stimulate a lackluster economy: with confidence high, even purveyors of affordable jumpers became price setters.

Mar 18 2016

Toshiba says it may write down nuclear business, U.S. units probed

TOKYO Japan's Toshiba Corp said on Friday it was looking at whether it would need to write down its nuclear business given damage to the company's credit profile after a $1.3 billion accounting scandal last year.

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