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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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SoftBank's Son to prioritize unicorn hunting as firm shifts focus

TOKYO SoftBank Group Corp Chief Executive Masayoshi Son said on Wednesday he plans to devote the bulk of his time to hunt for technology investments around the world, as part of a major shift in focus at the Japanese tech and telecoms conglomerate.

Jun 19 2018

Rare Japanese unicorn Mercari sparkles in market debut, looks to U.S.

TOKYO Flea market app operator Mercari Inc's shares surged 77 percent in their Tokyo stock market debut on Tuesday, underscoring strong investor appetite for a rare Japanese unicorn bent on U.S. expansion.

Jun 18 2018

Japan's Don Quijote: to hit one trillion yen sales target year early

TOKYO Japanese discount retailer Don Quijote Holdings Co Ltd expects to hit its 1 trillion yen ($9.05 billion) sales target in the next financial year, a year earlier than forecast, a senior executive said on Monday.

Jun 18 2018

Behind flashy IPO of Japan's Mercari lies a thriving thrift economy

TOKYO When flea market app Mercari makes its market debut on Tuesday, it will mark the appearance of one of Japan's rarest beasts: a tech unicorn.

Jun 18 2018

Behind flashy IPO of Japan's Mercari lies a thriving thrift economy

TOKYO, June 18 When flea market app Mercari makes its market debut on Tuesday, it will mark the appearance of one of Japan's rarest beasts: a tech unicorn.

Jun 11 2018

Takeda shareholder group aims to block $62 billion Shire deal

TOKYO A group of Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd shareholders is trying to build support to block the $62 billion acquisition of London-listed Shire Plc at an extraordinary general meeting, a leading member of the group told Reuters on Monday.

Jun 01 2018

Japan's FamilyMart opens shop with discount retailer Don Quijote

TACHIKAWA, Japan Convenience store operator FamilyMart Uny Holdings Co Ltd on Friday stepped up cooperation with Japan's largest discounter, Don Quijote Holdings Co Ltd, opening a joint store aimed at stemming a slide in business.

May 29 2018

Shareholders demand Japan's Takeda assuage fears over Shire deal

TOKYO Japanese drugmaker Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd faces demands from disgruntled shareholders to put to a vote its $62-billion (46.8 billion pounds) acquisition of London-listed Shire and do more to assuage concerns over the record-breaking deal.

May 15 2018

SoftBank's Son says new Vision Fund to be set up in 'near future'

TOKYO SoftBank Group Corp Chief Executive Masayoshi Son, founder of the world's largest private equity fund, said on Tuesday a second Vision Fund would be set up in the near future, with funds from investors in the first venture or institutions.

May 14 2018

Japan Airlines to set up low-cost carrier, targeting Asian demand

TOKYO Japan Airlines Co Ltd (JAL) is launching a low-cost carrier offering medium to long-haul flights, aiming to tap growing Asian demand for budget air travel.

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