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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 12 2018

Financial crime task force eyeing binding crypto exchange rules: Japan official

TOKYO International financial crime-fighting group Financial Action Task Force (FATF) will start discussions later this month on introducing binding rules governing cryptocurrency exchanges, a Japanese government official familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

Mar 13 2018

Japan to urge G20 for steps to prevent cryptocurrency use for money laundering

TOKYO Japan will urge its G20 counterparts at a meeting next week to beef up efforts to prevent cryptocurrencies from being used for money laundering, a government official with direct knowledge of the matter said.

Mar 13 2018

Japan to urge G20 for steps to prevent cryptocurrency use for money laundering

TOKYO Japan will urge its G20 counterparts at a meeting next week to beef up efforts to prevent cryptocurrencies from being used for money laundering, a government official with direct knowledge of the matter said.

Mar 13 2018

Japan to urge G20 for steps to prevent cryptocurrency use for money laundering

TOKYO, March 13 Japan will urge its G20 counterparts at a meeting next week to beef up efforts to prevent cryptocurrencies from being used for money laundering, a government official with direct knowledge of the matter said.

Mar 07 2018

Japan to punish several cryptocurrency exchanges: sources

TOKYO Japan's financial regulator will slap administrative punishment notices on several cryptocurrency exchanges this week and plans to force some to suspend their business, people with direct knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday.

Mar 01 2018

Japan's cryptocurrency exchanges to set up self-regulatory body

TOKYO Japan's 16 government-registered cryptocurrency exchanges will set up a self-regulatory body to bolster trust in an industry rocked by a $530 million digital money heist in January.

Mar 01 2018

Japan Post's $1.1 billion buyout fund aims to invest with KKR, Permira, others

TOKYO Japan Post Holding Co's new $1.1 billion private equity fund plans to team up with global buyout firms such as KKR, Blackstone and Permira to invest in companies in Japan and overseas, a senior group executive said.

Feb 23 2018

Japan FSA prods banks to accelerate anti-money-laundering steps: sources

TOKYO Japan's financial regulator, concerned that banks are falling behind in their efforts to block money-laundering and other illicit finance, is urging lenders to do more, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said on Friday.

Feb 20 2018

Japan's cryptocurrency exchanges to form new self-regulating body: sources

TOKYO Sixteen Japanese cryptocurrency exchanges will fix plans as early as next week to create a self-regulating body in a bid to better safeguard investors after a $530 million digital money heist last month, two source familiar with the plan said.

Feb 12 2018

Coincheck heist sheds light on Japan's rush to create cryptocurrency rules

TOKYO After the Mt. Gox cryptocurrency exchange was stung by a half-billion dollar theft in 2014, Japanese regulators swung into action.

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