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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 03 2018

British amphibious assault ship arrives in Tokyo

TOKYO The British Navy's flagship amphibious assault ship HMS Albion arrived in Tokyo on Friday extending Britain's naval presence in East Asia to four months as London deepens military ties in a region it considers vital to global security and economic prosperity as it exits the European Union. | Video

Jul 12 2018

Hunt for U.S. Korean War dead will take months to resume, search chief says

(This version of the July 11 story corrects paragraph 15 figure for South Koreans to 120,000, and World War Two figure in paragraph 19 to 5 percent) | Video

Jul 09 2018

After Pyongyang put-down, Pompeo stands by 'difficult' denuclearization talks

TOKYO/WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo brushed off North Korean charges that he used "gangster-like" diplomacy in negotiations in Pyongyang, saying on Sunday after meeting his Japanese and South Korean counterparts that he would keep pursuing denuclearization talks with North Korea. | Video

Jul 06 2018

Exclusive: Northrop Grumman angles for role in Japanese stealth fighter program - sources

TOKYO Northrop Grumman Corp is eyeing a Japanese jet fighter project that could pit it against Lockheed Martin Corp, three sources said, almost three decades after it lost a similar competition to build an advanced stealth jet for the U.S. Air Force.

Jun 29 2018

Exclusive: Japan to buy advanced U.S. radar for missile defense system

TOKYO Japan will next week pick a U.S.-made advanced radar for its multibillion-dollar missile defense system, an upgrade that could help ease trade friction with Washington and provide cutting-edge protection against the arsenals of North Korea and China, sources said. | Video

Jun 29 2018

Mattis reassures uneasy Japan over U.S.-North Korea talks

TOKYO U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sought to reassure Japan on Friday that Washington was mindful of its interests in talks with North Korea, during a stop in Tokyo that underscored the close U.S. ally's concerns about the negotiations. | Video

Jun 22 2018

As Fukushima residents return, some see hope in nuclear tourism

FUKUSHIMA, Japan On a cold day in February, Takuto Okamoto guided his first tour group to a sight few outsiders had witnessed in person: the construction cranes looming over Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. | Video

Jun 09 2018

Abe tries to keep Japan on Trump's radar ahead of Singapore summit

TOKYO In dozens of conversations, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has counseled President Donald Trump to avoid making concessions to North Korea that could upset East Asia's balance of power, including a military retreat from South Korea that would leave Tokyo alone on the front lines against China's growing power.

Jun 06 2018

Japan PM seeks Trump's assurances over North Korea in latest two-way chat

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, seeking to draw on his close ties with President Donald Trump in talks on Thursday, will urge the U.S. leader not to forget Tokyo's security concerns in his drive for a historic deal with North Korean leader Kim Jung Un. | Video

May 22 2018

U.S. bolsters Asia ballistic missile defence as Trump-Kim summit nears

YOKOSUKA, Japan The USS Milius, one of the U.S. Navy's most advanced guided missile destroyers, arrived in Japan on Tuesday to reinforce defences against any ballistic missile attacks by North Korea, or anyone else in East Asia.

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