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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 18 2017

Top U.S. general reaffirms commitment to Japan amid N.Korea tensions

TOKYO The top U.S. general restated Washington's "ironclad commitment" to the security of its close Asian ally, Japan, on Friday amid regional tensions over North Korea, telling his counterpart in Tokyo that "an attack on one is an attack on both of us".

Aug 18 2017

U.S. Navy, citing poor seamanship, removes commanders of warship in deadly crash

WASHINGTON/TOKYO The U.S. Navy has removed the two senior officers and the senior enlisted sailor on a U.S. warship that almost sank off the coast of Japan in June after it was struck by a Philippine container ship, the Navy said on Friday.

Aug 10 2017

Exclusive: Japan seeks Southeast Asia clout with chopper parts for Philippines military - sources

TOKYO Japan's army will give thousands of helicopter parts to keep Philippine military choppers airborne, helping Tokyo gain clout with Manila in a contest with China to secure influence over the strategic South China Sea nation, four sources said.

Aug 08 2017

U.S. to haul stricken destroyer from Japan back to U.S. for repairs

TOKYO The U.S. Navy on Tuesday said it will haul the guided missile destroyer severely damaged in a collision with a freighter in Japanese waters back to the United States for repairs as soon as September.

Jul 11 2017

U.S. Navy temporarily relieves commander of ship struck in Japanese waters.

TOKYO The U.S. Navy on Tuesday said on Tuesday it has temporarily relieved, for medical reasons, the commander of a warship involved in a crash with a container vessel in Japanese waters that killed seven American sailors.

Jun 30 2017

U.S. likely to bar Japan investigators from interviewing warship crew, official says

TOKYO The United States will likely bar Japanese investigators from interviewing USS Fitzgerald crew manning the guided missile destroyer when it was struck by a cargo ship in Japanese waters killing seven American sailors, a U.S. navy official said.

Jun 26 2017

Exclusive: U.S. warship stayed on deadly collision course despite warning - container ship captain

TOKYO A U.S. warship struck by a container vessel in Japanese waters failed to respond to warning signals or take evasive action before a collision that killed seven of its crew, according to a report of the incident by the Philippine cargo ship's captain. | Video

Jun 21 2017

Japan missile defence drill aims to ease concern over North Korean threat

TOKYO Japan opened a missile defence drill to the public on Wednesday, a move it says will reassure the country it is ready to counter any missile attack by neighbouring North Korea.

Jun 21 2017

Japan missile defense drill aims to ease concern over North Korean threat

TOKYO Japan opened a missile defense drill to the public on Wednesday, a move it says will reassure the country it is ready to counter any missile attack by neighboring North Korea.

Jun 20 2017

U.S. Coast Guard interviews container ship crew after warship collision

TOKYO The United States Coast Guard will on Tuesday start interviewing the crew of a Philippines-flagged container ship which collided with a U.S. warship in Japanese waters killing seven American sailors.

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