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Thomas Wilson

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

Mar 20 2018

Japanese court throws out Syrians' bid to overturn refugee ruling

TOKYO Two Syrian asylum seekers on Tuesday lost a bid to overturn a government decision to deny them refugee status, in the first such lawsuit in Japan since civil war erupted in the Middle Eastern state in 2011.

Mar 08 2018

Japan punishes seven cryptocurrency exchanges over regulatory lapses

TOKYO Japan punished seven cryptocurrency exchanges, ordering two of them to suspend business, in an effort to shore up consumer protection after a $530 million theft of digital money from Tokyo-based Coincheck Inc earlier this year.

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 06 2018

Nomura promotes leadership contenders Morita, Okuda to joint COOs

TOKYO Nomura Holdings is promoting company veterans Toshio Morita and Kentaro Okuda to joint chief operating officers, cementing the pair as future leadership contenders at Japan's biggest brokerage and investment bank.

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.

Feb 21 2018

Bitcoins for free? Japanese cryptocurrency exchange lands in hot water again

TOKYO A blunder at a Japanese cryptocurrency exchange let investors briefly buy bitcoins for free - though none were able to profit from the mistake.

Feb 16 2018

Japan, short of workers, eyes hiking optional pension age beyond 70

TOKYO Japan has okayed plans to let people choose to start drawing their state pensions beyond the age of 70 as it grapples with severe labor shortages, ballooning welfare costs and a shriveling tax base stemming from its greying population.

Feb 15 2018

Coincheck hit by lawsuit as investors seek restart of cryptocurrency withdrawals

TOKYO Cryptocurrency investors launched a lawsuit against Coincheck Inc on Thursday, seeking to force the Tokyo-based exchange to allow them to withdraw assets worth $183,000 frozen after last month's $530 million heist of digital money.

Feb 13 2018

Coincheck reports to regulators over cryptocurrency heist as investors withdraw $373 million

TOKYO Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck Inc, under pressure to better safeguard investors after the daring theft of $530 million (£381 million) of digital money last month, said it had on Tuesday filed a report with regulators on the hacking. | Video

Feb 12 2018

Cryptocurrency traders to launch lawsuit against Coincheck on Thursday - lawyer

TOKYO A group of cryptocurrency traders will file a lawsuit against Coincheck Inc on Thursday over last month's theft of $530 million (£382 million) in digital money from the Tokyo-based exchange, a lawyer representing the claimants said.


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