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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

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Japan pushing to end smartphone bundling, cut wireless fees: source

TOKYO Japan is aiming to force wireless carriers to cut their monthly fees and stop bundling the cost of smartphones with wireless services, a senior telecoms ministry source said on Tuesday, in a move that is likely to hit Apple Inc.

Aug 20 2018

Japan's Daikin, thriving in Asia and India, sets sights on Africa

TOKYO Daikin Industries, the world's largest maker of air conditioning equipment, is turning to Africa for further expansion, 10 years after a successful gamble on sharing its key technology with a Chinese company.

Jul 09 2018

Japan's Mitsui may raise its stake in Vale: executive

TOKYO Japanese trading house Mitsui & Co may boost its stake in Brazil's Vale SA if other shareholders sell part of their holdings, a senior executive said, giving it greater influence over the iron ore giant's management.

May 17 2018

Japan Display aims to double automotive sales to cut Apple dependence: executive

TOKYO Japan Display Inc aims to nearly double its automotive display sales in five years to lessen its dependence on Apple Inc and other smartphone makers, a senior executive said on Thursday.

Mar 26 2018

Japan's Abe seeks to remove 'balance' requirements in broadcast news

TOKYO Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to repeal a Japanese law requiring broadcasters to show impartiality, a step critics fear will lead to sensational reporting and polarize views, just as a similar move has been blamed for doing in the United States.

Jan 19 2018

SoftBank telecoms IPO faces headwinds from govt.-backed upstarts

TOKYO SoftBank Group Corp's expected spin-off of its Japanese telecoms business will lure investors seeking exposure to a solid tech name, but the prospect of tougher competition in a mature industry may turn off those chasing higher returns.

Jan 15 2018

Softbank erwägt größten Börsengang in Japan seit fast 20 Jahren

Tokio In Japan zeichnet sich der größte Börsengang seit fast zwei Jahrzehnten ab: Die Softbank Group will 30 Prozent ihrer Mobilfunktochter an die Börse bringen und könnte damit etwa 18 Milliarden Dollar erlösen.

Jan 15 2018

SoftBank considers IPO for Japan wireless unit, said to seek $18 billion

TOKYO SoftBank Group Corp said on Monday it was considering listing its Japanese wireless business - a move that could reportedly raise $18 billion and would accelerate the conglomerate's transformation into one of the world's biggest tech investors. | Video

Dec 20 2017

Saved by sensors, Sony aims to expand their use in robotics, self-driving cars

TOKYO Sony Corp is poised to report its highest-ever profit this year on strong sales of image sensors after years of losing ground in consumer electronics and hopes to develop the technology for use in robotics and self-driving cars as competition heats up.

Oct 18 2017

Habitual cheat: Kobe Steel faked product data for more than 10 years - source

TOKYO When cheating becomes habitual, the consequences could be costly. | Video


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