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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

Aug 14 2018

Japan's Don Quijote rides high on rule-breaking reputation

TOKYO Japanese discount retailer Don Quijote Holdings Co Ltd was once the industry's enfant terrible, overturning standard retail practices with its cluttered and chaotic stores that sell everything from faux leopard-skin rugs to designer watches.

Aug 13 2018

Japan's Don Quijote interested in buying Walmart's Seiyu

TOKYO Japanese discount retailer Don Quijote Holdings Co Ltd said it would be interested in buying Seiyu if Walmart Inc puts the Japanese supermarket chain up for sale, as it expands its presence in the domestic market.

Aug 06 2018

SoftBank boosts earnings with tech investment sales

TOKYO Japan's SoftBank Group Corp reported a 49 percent jump in quarterly profit on Monday, boosted by the sale of its stake in Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart in the first public divestment by the conglomerate's massive Vision Fund. | Video

Jul 31 2018

Japan Airlines first quarter profit rises on overseas flight gains; ANA sinks on oil costs

TOKYO Fuller international flights and a tight lid on costs helped Japan Airlines Co (JAL) post a modest rise in quarterly operating profit while rival ANA Holdings Inc's profits fell by 21 percent as higher oil prices squeezed margins.

Jul 26 2018

Investors turn wary on Biogen/Eisai Alzheimer's drug results

CHICAGO/TOKYO Shares of Eisai Co Ltd plunged as much as 21 percent after the results of its experimental Alzheimer's drug being developed with partner Biogen Inc failed to enthuse investors.

Jul 19 2018

SoftBank's Son says Japan is 'stupid' to disallow ride-sharing

TOKYO SoftBank Group Corp Chief Executive Masayoshi Son blasted Japan on Thursday for not allowing ride-sharing services, calling it "stupid" and saying the country was lagging overseas rivals in areas such as artificial intelligence (AI).

Jul 13 2018

SoftBank's cheap valuation draws $1 billion bet from U.S. fund Tiger Global

TOKYO/SINGAPORE U.S. hedge fund Tiger Global has built a stake worth over $1 billion (757 million pounds)in SoftBank Group Corp as it considers the Japanese firm undervalued, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said, driving SoftBank shares up as much as 6.8 percent.

Jul 12 2018

Uniqlo owner shines on overseas strength, but cautions Japan profits to slow

TOKYO Japan's Fast Retailing Co reported record quarterly profits on brisk business at its overseas Uniqlo stores, but cautioned profits of the affordable clothing line were set to drop at home amid discounting of summer items.

Jul 10 2018

SoftBank tightens grip on Yahoo Japan via $2 billion deal with Altaba

TOKYO SoftBank Group is increasing its stake in Yahoo Japan through a $2 billion, three-way deal with U.S. firm Altaba to deepen ties with the internet heavyweight ahead of an IPO of its telecoms unit.

Jul 05 2018

As Zozotown suits up, Japan's online fashion revolution gathers speed

TOKYO Zozotown, which swooped in as a little-known retail website and prodded once-reluctant Japanese consumers to shop online for clothes, is now facing stiff competition in the industry whose image it remade. | Video


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