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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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Nov 19 2017

Japan's export growth signals economic recovery to continue in fourth quarter

TOKYO Japan's export growth held steady in October, suggesting that brisk global demand for Japanese cars and electronics will likely carry its economic recovery into the current quarter.

Nov 12 2017

Japan's cash-rich companies ready to spend more on M&A, not wages: Reuters poll

TOKYO Japanese companies are warming to mobilizing their mountains of accumulated cash for mergers and acquisitions but remain stubbornly resistant to wage increases, a Reuters poll showed on Monday.

Nov 09 2017

Japan manufacturers' mood slips but hovers near decade high: Reuters Tankan

TOKYO Confidence among Japanese manufacturers slipped in November from a decade high seen the previous month, a Reuters poll showed, but it remained strong - underscoring the economy's continuing expansion.

Nov 08 2017

Japan PM Abe aide Honda says inappropriate to reappoint BOJ governor Kuroda

TOKYO Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda should not be reappointed when his term ends next April, as the central bank needs a new leader to achieve its inflation goal of 2 percent, a contender for the job, and close aide to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, said.

Nov 06 2017

Japan fin min says won't use FTA to resolve U.S. trade imbalance

TOKYO Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday that Japan would not enter a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) with the United States as a means to resolve the two countries' trade imbalance.

Nov 02 2017

Aso praises BOJ's Kuroda, raises expectations of reappointment as governor

TOKYO Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso hailed on Thursday the achievements of Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, raising expectations that the central bank chief will be reappointed when his five-year term ends in April.

Nov 01 2017

Japan PM Abe says he trusts BOJ Kuroda's ability, no decision on next governor

TOKYO Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday he had "not decided at all" who should succeed Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda when the latter serves out his five-year term next April.

Oct 31 2017

BOJ keeps policy steady, board newcomer signals desire for easing

TOKYO The Bank of Japan kept policy settings steady on Tuesday but a board newcomer called for clearer commitment to ramp up stimulus if necessary, potentially complicating future efforts by the central bank to dial back its massive monetary support. | Video

Oct 23 2017

Japan's Abe vows to put education spending before budget balance

TOKYO Japan's prime minister has vowed to make education and childcare a priority over balancing the budget after winning a new mandate from voters on Sunday, as a rapidly-ageing population threatens to undermine his efforts to reflate the economy.

Oct 23 2017

Japan's Abe vows to put education spending before budget balance

TOKYO Japan's prime minister has vowed to make education and childcare a priority over balancing the budget after winning a new mandate from voters on Sunday, as a rapidly-ageing population threatens to undermine his efforts to reflate the economy.

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